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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 25, 1907)
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BUILT THE FIRST HOUSE.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, ,
TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 25, 1907
WAS ONE OF THE SPEAKERS.
Corvallis That was Sixty Two
Years Ago Back Here After
At Grange Picnic Dr. Kerr Large
Crowd at Annual Gathering at
Dr. Kerr, president elect of O.
A. C, was a speaker at Willamette
Grange picnic, held at Willamette
Grange hall Friday. W. S. U'Ren
was another.and besides these there
was a generous program of attrac
tions. The occasion was the picnic
given annually by the society. It
was successful from every stand
point, as all functions by the or
ganization always are. A large
crowd was present in spite of
threatening weather. Slight show
ers of rain fell once or twice, but
tbey'were only - enough to freshen
the atmosphere arid lay some of the
dust. At noon there was a bounti
ful spread, with loads of delicious
edibles, and an invitation for ev
erybody to partake.
The address of Mr. U'Ren occu
pied most of the morning hour,
endinz at 12 o'clock. 'It dealt
with political questions of the day,
notably the Initiative and Referen
dum. It urged the defeat of the
$100,000 appropriation bill for ar
mories for the Oregon National
Guard, an attitude in which he had
the undoubted sympathy ok the au
dience. He also declared himself
to be in favor of the compulsory
pass law, but added that most of
the sentiment of the grange and the
people seemed to be against his
Dr. Kerr's address was informal,
and occupied about 1.5 minutes. It
was more in the nature , of a greet
ing to the assembled farmers
whom he assured he hoped and ex-
iBgcted.to know better. He declar
ed the Willamette Valley to be one
of the most 'delightful spots he had
seen in the entiie . country, and in
sisted that its possibilities as well
as the possibilities of Oregon were
boundless. The day of more m
tensified farming is at hand, and
the husbandman must have a bet-
s ter reward for his effort. A great
s deal of noise is made about the
Steel Trust corporation, but the
dairymen of the nation produced
more wealth last year than did the
trust. Their output, aggregated
more than $1,125,000,000. The
aggregate products of the farms
was more than six billions, nearly
six times as much as the vaunted
Steel corporation. And by appli
cation of the best methods it is pos
sible to vastly augment the aggre
gate of these farm products. Eog
land used to yield but six bushels
of wheat per acre; now her fields
yield an average of 30 bushels per
acre after being farmed three cen
turies. Who will lead the way for
raising the - United States average
from 12 1-2 bushels to 60 bushels
jer acre? Dr. Kerr's address was
well received and heartily applaud
ed. Among other features of the day
was a baseball game with Bruce
winner over Peoria, a baby show
with prizes won as follows; Blanche
Hulburt, 1st, Van Smith, 2nd and
Costelle Cummings, 3rd, a pie eat
ing contest won by sGeorge Starr,
and an egg race won by a young
lady of the neighborhood.
A visitor in Corvallis this morn
ing, was a man who was on the
town site before the first building
was erected. He is W. S. Gilliam,
78 years old, now a resident of
Walla Walla. His father was Col
Gilliam, one of the original settlers
of the town site of Dallas, and the
man after whom Gilliam County
takes its name. Col Gilliam was
an old Indian fighter whp won dis
tinction in the Florida wars, who
was at one time brigadier general
of the militia in the state of Misso
uri, and who was killed in the
Cayuse war in this country.
Col Gilliam built the first house
in L-orvains. it was the J. C
Avery cabin. It was constructed
m the winter of 1845. Mr. Ayery
had taken the well known Avery
donation land claim, but was tem
porarily engaged at Oregon City,
so he hired Col Gilliam to come
here and build the cabin. That
was necessary in order to hold the
claim. . Col Gilliam and his son
came to do the work, but on the
first trip ran out of provisions, and
had to come back a second time..
For the service, Mr. Avery gave
Col. Gilliam a cow.
Col. Gillirfin was the first sheriff
of Polk County, hiving served two
terms. He also served aterm as
repressentative in ; the territorial
The present visit of W. S. Gil
liam, the son, to Corvallis, is the
first in 50 years.' He has been a
guest in the Tartar home, being
related to the family.
Get your fireworks at Gun Hodes,
he carries none but the best.
run SALK Ji. I. Harrington has some
thorobred Poland China pies for sale,
from stock he bought at Lewis & Clark
fair of Hazel wood, Spokane, Wssh.
All pies can be registced. Also Po
land China boar for service, prices
reasonable.' E. J. HarriDgton, phone
704. Corvallis, Oregon. 671m
LOGAN BERRIES. By the crate, now
ready. Order of Samuel Whitesidea.
Phone number a, Plj mouth line.
LOST. A ladies gold watch, snmewhere
on the road via Wells and Airlie from
Corvallis to Kings Valley. Finder
will be liberally rewarded. Leave
watch at Times office.
By Philomath Circle Immense Crowd
in Attendance at the Ceremony.
Philomath Circle, Woodmen of
the World, rendered one of the
most impressive ceremonies ever
witnessed in Mount Union ceme
tery at the grave of Miranda M.
Altord Sunday afternoon. One of
the longest processions ever seen in
the cemetery was led to the grave,
which was beautifully veiled in
white, by Captain of the Guard, E.
H. Newton. The guards at the
head ct the procession dressed in
white with sashes of the Circle col
ors, followed by the officers in
mourning with memorial regalia,
the visitine neishbors of Marvs
Peek Circle, and a long line of
inenas ana relatives, marched to
the grave, disposing themselves so
as to encircle the immediate rela
tives, quartette and orator, where
the ritual ceremony was performed.
Rev. P. O. Bonebrake of Philo
math delivered an excellent and
After unveiling, the beautiful
monument was wreathed with gar
lands of red and white roses and
myrtle and a wreath of white roses
and myrtle tied with red, the Cir
cle colors,-' and. the grave heaped
high with .floral offeiings. It was
a sight to be long remembered by
the large assemblage in attendance.
VEAL LOAVES, CLAM CHOWDER
cooked to order for tamiliea by notify
ing a day in advance. Fresh clams in
fhell or opened. At Adam Assell's
Lunch Counter. 6 21 tf
For some time I have been conducting a general merchandise business in
Moro, Oregon, with practically no competition. I have built up a trade
bf over $90,000 a year, netting me a profit of over 15. This has all
been done with hired help as my time has been devoted to the real estate
business. With little effort it can be made to pay over 20 on an in
vestment of $28,000. If I were going to remain in the mercantile busi
ness, I would stay right here. I have good reasons for selling!
Moro is the oonnty seat of Sherman
county; la surrounded by a rich wheat
district and is in the midst of a popula
tion of over 2,500 people. It offers -the
best opportunity for a man of energy in
the northwest today.
My store is 80 by 80 feet; wen stocked
with the best line of brand new goods;
no odds and ends. I have the best and
most profitable patronage; cash carrier
system and steam heat,-. -Every modem
PROPOSITION : My price is the actual invoice cost of the goods in stock at the
time of sale. I will' take either cash in full or part Portland or Willamette Valley
real estate or secured notes. I will pay all the expenses of any man who investi
gates and does not find everything as I represent. This is a first class offer and I
know it. It is better than 90 of the offers you read about. Investigate and
find that I am right.
REFERENCES: W. H. Moore, President Oregon Trust & Savings Co., Port
land; French & Co., Bankers, The Dalles, Oregon; and W. W. M. Co. Bank,
Moro, Oregon. Write to me today for full particulars and details.
J. 0. ELRQD, IV30R0, OREGON
No Prizes go with our
Sanljorn High Grafle
In fact nothing goes with our coffee but cream, sugar and
P. M. ZIEROLF.
Sole agent for ,
Cbase & Sanborn High Grade
Willamette Valley Banking Company.
OF CORVALLIS, OREGON.
INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OF OREGON.
W. A. BUCHANAN
PETER RICKARD -',
A WIXHELM, SR.
N. B. AVERY
R. S. IRWIN
W. A. MCRAE, MANAGER BANK
OP CALIFORNIA 1
N. WILKINSON '
THOMAS LEESE, PRESIDENT; P. AVERY, VICE-PRESIDENT; NOEL
WILKINSON, CASHIER; A. LEASK, ASST. CASHIER.
Representing conservative interests this bank solicits your busi
ness and will extend every accommodation consistent with safe
banking. . - " -
Safety deposit boxes for rent.
I ' Principal Correspondents.
The Bank of California
NEW YORK Messrs. J. P.Morgan Co.
CHICAGO National Bank of The Republ.
LONDON, ENG. N. M. Rothschilds & Son.
CANADA Union Bank of Canada. '
SILK WAIST SALE
SATURDAY, MONDAY, and TUESDAY
Special Priced Waists
In all we have about 6 dozen Dainty Summer Silk Waists, the entire
p" line will go on sale on the above days only at these
SEE WINDOW DISPLAY.
Watch These Advertisements!
See Our Window Display!
We have just received by express from New York the very latest
Creations in Ladies Neckwear. These come just in time for your 4th of
July and vacation needs.' - -a
Prices 12 1-2
- 25 -
50 to $2.50
foe$e for Paeaf ion
oa . mo t; '
About 30 piece pure Linen Suiting mostly 36 inches some 30 inches wide
in White, Tan, Blue, Brown, Grey, perfectly fast color and shrunk. This
week they go on Special Sale at these prices.
16c for 20c quality
22c " 25c "
25c " 30c "
29c " 35c
39c " 50c
Some 4th of July Suggestions