The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, October 15, 1902, Image 2

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"Valley Banking
Company 4
Responsibility $100,000.
A General Banking Business.
Exchange issued payable at all finan
cial centers in United States, Canada
and Europe. ' -
Principal Correspondents
Portland. Seattle. Ban Francisco and
.New York
Canadian Bank of Commerce
Chicago First National Bank i-
Canada Canadian Bank of Commerce
"Union Bank of Canada. -
Corvallis Times.
Official Paper . Benton County,
Jffanv DistinEuished Visitors Came
1 An Afternoon of Banqueting and
; Speeches.
The colleee was the theme of
many a complimentary expression,
public and. private,. Wednesday af
ternoon. More nice things were
said about it than were ever said in
the same i length of: time before
Public men in public speeches her
alded its virtues. , Private - citizens
: from all parts of the state admired
grounds, buildinsrs and equipment,
and expressed their admiration in
words. . . -' '-,
There were more men of note,
too, in town r than have Deen in
Corvallis in "many a day . There
was Governor Geer, and Congress
man Tongue, Congressman-elect
Williamson, and - Senator Fulton,
President Campbell of the State
University, and State Superintend-
ent Ackerman, Senator Crc;san of
Marion, and Senator-elect Miller of
Irian, Senator Kuykendall of Lane,
and President Weatherford and ex
. President Apperson of the board of j
- regents, ana many another legis
lative factor, past and present. Be
sides, there was B G Leedy, master
and A T Buxton, lecturer of the
State Grange, H B Miller, consul
to China, and for a year president
of the Agricultural : College, J - M
Church, banker of I,a Grande, and
well known public marf, as well as
large numbers of - distinguished
iarmers from everywhere." . - j
The occasion was the dedication
of Agricultural Hall. The build
kg is to house - the farmers de
Uartment of the college. ;It is to be
the seat of experiment in agricul
tural problems.;; It is , to ; be the
chief and only home of instruction
in agriculture in Oregon. It is the
place where young men who seek
to bje scientific, farmers of the future
are io be instructed. : These things
formed the key note of speakers
themes . and visitors ; admiration
"They turned the thought in the
. direction of that well known lact
. that Oregon is a ; leading agricul
tural - state. They - evoked the
statement that she buys a . carload
every day in the year of products
that she herself oughtT to raise, and
the new Hall and : the . instruction
it is to facilitate were pointed out
as evidences that '." methods must
and will be changed.
- Those who came to the dedica
tion, were all banqueted. Busi-
- ness men closed their stores and
shops and offices, and met them at
the trains. . Corvallis ladies pre
pared for them and served to them
a luncheon that elicited praise at
the hands of every, guest. Of - the
: more than 700 people who sat down
at the tables, every one was filled
to the uttermost ana sent .away
with a blessing. : - " . . :
The banquet was in the .basement
story of the new " building, The
- room was decorated in a way that
brought praise from every lip;. The
imitation of an autumn scene was so
perfect that one guest declared he
could see sunshine and frost on the
. leaves. The frost was clematis in--,
tertwined with vines of wild . black
berry and festooned from column
to column about the room. Twenty
ouuvv nmic vctuica iui iui.a : un
derground .of the pretty scene, and
sixty to eighty - ladies - and .-maids
in pretty gowns lent - colof to- the
prospect. Autumn leaves,' and vines
J i 1 r : r. 3
-ed the tables and lent added charm
to the occasion. The high reputa
tion of Corvallis ladies, established
in many past feasts to the public;
did not suffer by-this latest -effort.
The visitors, came ' ' in sections,
the first on the westside train- at
noon. it numDerea a nunarea or
: more, and cwas headed by -Senator
Fulton, prominent. Candidate for
.United States senator, The" other
.section arrived on the regular Cor
vallis & Eastern passenger , at half
past one, with Governor Geer,
President Campbell and others - as
members of the party. Both -sections
were met by the " band and
citizens and escorted to the college.
In twenty minutes after', the first
party arrived, the members were
swallowing salads, ham, pickles,
jellies, cake, ice cream, - coffee . and
other edibles at the twenty tables.
Numerous f Lincoln - and Benton
county people ate with them, and
afterwards all strolled or stood in
knots about the grounds or . inthe
buildings. ,1-On arrival, the second
party was hurried to luncheon,
and thereafter taken to the Armory
for the dedicatory ceremonies. ; ,
.Most impressive were the . dedi
catory exercises. - The -Armory
olatfortn was crowded - with dis
tinguished men. Governors' con
gressmen, senators, past, - present
and prospective were there in pro
fusion." Side by side, sat President
Campbell of the State. University
and President Gatch of the college.
The college board of regents, tinder
whose policy and economy in use
of provided funds the new . building
was made possible, appeafed r in a
body, President - Weatherford ;' at
their head. The ;:- galleries and
main floor of the big auditorium
were a mass of humanity. Twelve
hundred to 1400 people were there.
Grand as is the magnificent building
whose completion the function was
fb celebrate, the dedicatory exer
cise and the assembly it "called out,
were not less superb. -" - "Z .2
Of speeches, there 'were many,
and all were excellent. . As pre
sidium officer," President Weather-
for briefly bade all welcome. - Then
there was an invocation by Rev
Humbert. The prayer petitioned
the throne of grace for ; manifold
blessings on the new structure and
the work to be carried forward in
it, and on the great educational in
stitution - of which it is a glorious
part. ? Then the germ of the dedi
catoryrceremony began to " unfold".
Chairman - Apperson, venerable and
stalwart, appeared on the platform.
It was his fnnction as chairman of
the building committee to - present
the finished structure to the assem
bled board, and the task" was fit
ting. It was Captain . Apperson
who first urged : construction of
Agricultural Hall. Three or four
years ago, when - president of the
board, in an annual report Tie set
forth the crowded condition of the
departments, and the need of a new
building. On every succeeding
occasion thereafter, he was :- a de
voted advocate of the plan. When
funds for the purpose were : finally
available, he was appointed, along
with President .Weatherford: - and
Secretary Daly, a . building , com-
l-mittee, and made its chairman.
The work of the committee was
subsequently so perfect that the
bill for extras was but $100, some
thing almost unprecedented in the
history of building. :
In a brief but very ? impressive
speech,. Chairman Apperson . made
the .presentation.: ? One of his state
ments was that, as it stands today,
Agricultural Hall has cost $47,762.
On behalf of the board, President
Weatherford , accepted the trust.
and then Regent Killin moved a
voteof thanks to the building com
mittee for the excellence and fidel.
ity of their unrewarded labors,
- It fell to the lot of Governor
Geer to make the dedicatory ad
dress. - He said it was a great day
for the Agricultural College. 'He
knew the institution when it was a
small school under .denominational
control." He knew it when the late
Senator Thomas Cauthorn "was its
constant champion on the floor of
the Oregon senate. To - Senator j
Cauthorn, he declared, was largely
due the vast impetus given . the in
stitution when it was . re-organized
and placed under state ' control.
"The people of the state, the farm
ers of Oregon, and - the - T people of
Benton county and Corvallis," the
governor declared, owe a . great
debt to that man1 whose" whole pur
pose" and effort was directed to the
upbuilding of this college." "f -
Governor Geer said that Oregon
is now buying a carload per day of
products that she herself should
produce. Until she stops - buying
and herself grows these 'products,
she can never" ? attain that hieh
prosperity for which she is so pre
eminently-fitted." by nature. - TJ e
college, he said, in its - earnest at
tention to agricultural problems
and devoted purpose in - agricultur
al instruction is laying the founda
tion and leading ihe way for chang
es that will result in selling j ather
than buying. -In" concluding his
address, scarcely 20 minutes in de
livery, the governor," on behalf of
the people ot the state accepted the
new building .and " expressed "con
viction that vast good would inure
to the state and jts people as a 1 re-
suit of the erection and use of Agii
his was read: " -
Portland, Ore,. Oct. 15, 1902. r
Hon. J. K. Weatherford,.
. President Board of Regents, -Corvallis:
I extend congratulations over
the complrtion of Agricultural Hall
at the - Agricultural College, and
deeply regret that official business
prevents me from . filling ' the part
assigned on the day's programme.
, Gkorge K. Chamberlain."
It was after four o'clock when
the exercises in u - the c Armory
were concluded, After .the dedi
catory address, came an address by
State Lecturer Buxton of, the
Grange, another by;. Congressman
Tongue, and a speech by H : B
Miller. Congressman-elect William
son was also .to have been a speaker
but the programme turned out to
be so long.' that not only was the
latter' s address . elim inated, but Mr
Miller's was cut to the brevity of
a five minutes talk, " The addresses
were all of high character, and each
pronounced in its praise of the col
lege and its work. . . - ..
"Before their departure, a -large
number of the visitors took look
at football as exemplified by O AC
men. The play was on the; field,
within a few yards of 4 the Armory.
Farmers, senators, university presi
dents and others flocked thither as
soon as the game was " announced
They filled the new grand stand to
overflowing, and as the play- went
on they became, heated - with'Inter-
est ana enthusiasm. Ihe noise!
that came from the - grand stand
was' as. real and as characteristic as
though the place were - filled with
excited college students instead of
staid old citizens- The game "only
lasted. until the first team made - a
touchdown, when the - players were
called from the field. Then the
visitors diverted and pleased with
the varied events of the afternoon
hurried, from the grounds to the
railroad stations, and all of them
earnest in commendation of what
they had seen and heard.
. .No past event in the history of
the college has been ..sos calculated
to quicken the pulse and give im
petusto the advancement . of OAC
as will the . few hours of .simple
ceremony out on the hill, Wednes
day afternoon. ; ": " ..; ., .
All Conditions Favorable and There
-Were Many Observers.
Found Escaped Prisoner Near
- . , lis Sheriff of Polk.
Sheriff T'ord of Polk county, and
a deputy, were in town Thursday
morning looking lor an escaped
prisoner named Marshland. - The
latter walked out of ihe Dallas iail
when the sheriff went to feed the
prisoners Saturday evening. Marsh
land was - allowed: the privilege- of
the corridor. While the sheriff
looked after other prisoners, .he
sneaked out the back" way, stole
down stairs and gained his liberty.
While in Corvallis, Sheriff Ford
received information that his
man had been seen the evening be
fore between Suver and Wells,; and
that he was making his-- way. to
wards . Corvallis. The sheriff left
for the scene early Thursday morn
ing".": A dispatch m yesterday's
Oregonian relates, that Marshland
while walking on the railroad track
near . Corvallis, was captured by
the sheriff and his deputy, and
taken back to jail. . . " - v - - .
All Corvallis was- out to 'see the
eclipse of ihe moon Thursday
night. The event transpirea on
schedule time as laid down . by the
astronomers, and was a howling
success. The eclipse began to show
itself on the east edge of the moon
and , slowly - advanced until it be
came total. Then it passed slowly
off, exhibiting many- interesting
phenomena. When the totality
was passing ; off, - one enthusiastic
feraale observer declared - thatthe
moon looked then Jlike it had a big
black log across it. - After the
eclipse another observer said the
moon looked like it had blood on it
In fact a vefv red hue was notice
able, due to refraction of , rays of
I light in the earth's atmosphere,
enabling the moon to be seen be
fore it had really passed but of the
shadow. 'Every condition was
highly favorable for observing the
phenomenon, and many old ' in
habitants declare the eclipse to have
been the nearest up-to-date of any
thing they have ever seen. ' One
young woman said it was lovely,
and lust as good an eclipse as - we
"used to have back in Bosting."
- "As everybody knows, the moon's
eclipse is caused by the moon : pas
sing through the shadow , of the
earth, always thrown out through
space on the opposite side from the
sun. . .On account of the immensely
larger size of the sun - than the
earth, this shadow becomes smaller
as the distance from the earth
increased. It is in-i fact a perfect
cone in shape. " Immediately at the
earth, it is - 8,000 miles in diameter
Two hundred-and forty thousand
miles away, or at the moon, it
something like 4,000 miles in diam
eter. As the moon v is something
like 2,000 miles iu - diameter, the
earths shadow at the point ' where
the moon-passes through it is about
twice the -moon's diameter. As
4,000 miles of - earth's shadow
swept itself past the 3,000 miles of
moons diameter, making 6, 000
miles covered d urin g the brief con
tinuance of the eclipse, some - idea
is gained of the tremendous' veloc
ity at which are old earth and its pu
ny inhabitants are rushing through
space. No wonder our express
trains and our young men are
learning to be swift.
" : - "; .. . Found "'
- A pair of spectacles and :
at Times office. "-':i!S:
Crowd of Portlanders Went to Alsea
- -. " Thirty Two in the Party.
Another big crowd of timber
seekers was in -Corvallis Wednesday-2
: They arrived on . the west
side, and at once set about- hunting
vehicles to take them to . Alsea.
They were unable to secure enough
conveyances in Corvallis, and two
or three rigs were secured in Al
bany. . The . party numbered 32,
and hailed from Portland. - A con
siderable percentage 01 them are
women. -They left the same after
noon for Alsea, and at last account
had not yet returned. . Their trip
in the heavy rains that - have pre
vailed since they smarted, - has not
been strewn with sunbeams and
beds of roses. : r' , -; -. -- -.
caEe. Apply!
: Furnished Rooms.
To rent. - For particulars inquire -of
Mrs. Ida Fitch,-M E South parsonaee. :
cultural Hall
: The speaker . to . have followed
Governor Geer was -Governor-elect
Chamberlain.-. He was V unable to
be present, and thisj telegram from
V, L"T HSchifficr'
.-- -(pssjfV Hand Tailored
"To Homeseekers.
I am now offering gome genuine bar
gains in city properties in Corvallis ' and
Philomath. "Also some of the very best
farms and stock, ranches in the" county,
with or without stock, v6ry low. " Have
a few choice small acre ' pioperties near
town. " Come andsee me before- you
buy. I am alone in the business.
. - - f. p. morgan;'
Stvle and Utility!
Here's a coat you can-wear
in the rain without harm to
the coat or to 'you, you can
wear it in sunny weather too
if you like it looks .and feels
like "any other fine oAercoat
with the rainproof added;
They're going to . be "the
thing" this season. We have
plentv of them in some pat
terns"$12 50, 13 50, 16 50
and ,18 00 and all other kinds
of men and bojs suits and
overcoats from 1 50 to 18 00
Glad to show 'em to vou'anv
lie Pnaied !
The arrival for the past two weeks has
placed in our store one of the largest and
best selected stock of merchandise we
have ever had, 'comprising: all the late
novelties in dress goods, silks,, trimmings
ribbons , etc." , In shoes, . you have the
largest and best selected stcck in thecity
to choose from. Our ainvis to carry
everything to be found in an up-to-date ,
dry goods store. Prices to please....T
-r Headquarter ov
Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes,
Hats, Ladies' and Men's--Furnishings,
Etc. :-'
New Goods AH the Time.
Taylor & Heish
Dealers in all Kinds of Fresh and Cured Meat
Lard Etc
Corvallis, T - - Oregon
" Call up Hode's Grocery for up to-date goods,
its the place you get the best edibles. Teas, cof
fee, - extracts, confectionery fruits, vegetables, can
ned and bottled goods. , : r '
Syrups, meats, lard, flour, cereals, mush; Every."
week we are getting in fresh fruits, candy, crack
ers and cookies. r .-- r -
Use the Snow Ball and Waldo brands of flour.
Buy the Woodlark vanilla and lemon extract, best
and cheapest. We carry a big line of stone and
willow ware
g Tubs buckets, baskets, brooms, brushes dusters j
Jk - washboards, mops, lamps, lanterns, oiL cans, .
: - Parlor matches 1500 all- for 10 cents. -
jfa ; Students Headquarters - , - .
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