Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, January 20, 1905, Image 1

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Vol. XL.II.
Corvaijjs. Benton County, Oregon, Friday, January 2fi ih
3. M
Shown by Students Toward New
Y. M. C. A, Building Have
Subscribed $4,700.
Great enthusiasm is prevail
ing among the college students
in regard to the proposed Y. M.
C. A. students' building. The
drill hour Wednesday morning
was devoted to a discussion of
the ways and means of making
the buildiag a go. Commandant
Quinlan and Prof. Lake gave a
short talk to the assembled stud
ents, giving a brief outline of
the objects and purposes of the
new building, after which the
rest of the hour was turned over
to C. L. Shepard, general secre
tary of. the college Y. M. C. A.
Mr. Shepard gave an interesting
talk, telling what had been done
in this line by other colleges,
and what could be done by OAC.
At this time he opened the subs
cription book and gave all who
wished an opportunity of subs
cribing as much as they felt like
giving. .Before the drill hour
was ended $1150 was subscribed
by the students themselves. After
wards, during the day, others
voluntarily hunted up the list
and put down $350 more. Tins
makes the total amount subs
cribed, so far, by the students
alone, about $4,700, and none
has been solicited from outside
parties, although one person has
already contributed $2000 on con
dition that the additional $8000
be raised.
e stat- have - ) ady volun
sough'. a chance to help the
iu;v ment along, and the out
look is most flattering.
Oregon's State Flower.
In connection with the recent
gifts of Oregon grape sent by the
Portland Commercial Club to
prominent Eastern clubs adopted
as the state flower of Oregon,
Geo. H. Himes gives an interest
ing account of the origin of the
shrub and its adoption as the
state flower of Oregon.' The
first known reference to the
shrub is in Parsh's "Flora of
North America," published by
James Black & Son, London,
England, i8in6, and it is there
first called "Oregon Grape or
Holly-leaved Barberry." ....
"While considered a shrub the
Oregon grape sometimes attains
a height of 17 feet, with a diame
ter, of four and a half i ches,"
says Mr.- Himes. 'I have a
sample of that size in my cus-
I tody now. The flower blooms in
April, is very Handsome, though
ceiicate, and is a bright lemon
yellow in color. The fruit grows
in small clusters, resembles small
dark purple grapes, and, while
edible, is very sour,, but makes ex
eel lent jelly, ."-.
."It was up' n tny motion, at a
meeting of Oregon Horticultural
Society in 1890 that the ques
tion of adopting a state flower
Exhibit of Red Man's Progress
at Lewis and Clark Fair
will be Interesting.
The Indian exhibit at the Lewis
andClark Centennial will be a
large and extensive one, in many
respects superior to those held at
the earlier world's fairs. Supt.
Edwin L Cba'craft of the Che
mawa. Or., Indian school -has
been appointed to take charge of
the exhibit, and the work of col
lecting the .display is well , ad
vanced. -
The exhibit will show the
progress of the Indian people dur
ing the past century, and dis
plays will "be made illustrating
the life of the Indians at the time
ot the Lewis and Claik expedi
tion and the present condition
of the Red man. The exhibit
will give an Indian setting, an
abundance of native grasses,
Navajo blankets, Indian pottery
and basket work being used for
this purpose. - School room pa
pers, articles manufactured by
the Indians, specimens of crops,
and photographs of schools are
being collected. The finest col
lection of Indian baskets ever
displayed will be a feature of the
exhibit. The Chemawa Indian
students are at work making a
miniature wagon, which will be
shown at the Fair. While the
display will show in a representa
F. L.
Big Advance Sale
of Women's and ChiSdre
was first raised, my personal ti ve way the work of Indians in
cnoice being tne Oregon grape
on account of its permanent leaf-
every part of the country where
the native Red man still lives,
special attention will be given to
the work of the Indians of-the
Pacific Northwest.
Free Piano Lecture-Recital.
The Proposed Y. M. C. A. Building, 45 x 72 Feet.
A building such as is being j
planned will cost not less than
$10,000. If possible, however,
it is thaught $15,000 shouid be
expended on it to provide for the
rapid growth of the., institution.
Some of the main features of
the building are, in the basement,,
to have baths and toilet rooms,
large swimming- tank, dining
room, kitchen and p mtry. First
floor: vestibule and lobby, read
ing room, parlors, offices for the
secretary, trophy room, com
mittee rooms, athletic and col
lege papers office,, hat and coat
room and stairway. Second floor;
a living room for the general
secretary, an assembly room seat
ing 150 persons for the young
"men's meetings, four society
rooms to be partitioned from the
assembly room by folding doors,
making it possible to throw all
. together into a room with a seat
ing capacity of 450. -
A banquet is being arranged
for by the association to be given
the business men of Corvallis and
the OAC faculty, Feb. 10. It is
not the object to solicit subscrip
tions at this time, but to merely
discuss the proposed building,
and get in closer touch with each
other- Later those of the busi
ness men and others who feel
like don a tine will have, a chance
to become subscribers.
Mr. Shepard is also making
plans to visit persenallv, the
alumni who are now living with
in the state, and those who live
outside of Oregon will be reacb-
. d by correspondence, so that
they too, may have an opportun
ity of helping, as it is known
many of the alumni still have
patriotic inclinations toward the
OAC. r , -
Mr. Shepard says that quite a
number of prominent and xa.
fluential business men through'
age in variegated colors accord
ing to its exposure to the sun, -1
and its marvelous adaptation tor
decorative purposes at all seasons
of the year. After consideration
by the' above society for two
years in, which the claims ot
other flowers were urged, it was
adopted on July 18, 1892. The
Women's Federated Clubs of
Oregoa secured the passage of res
olutions by both houses of the
state legislature of Oregon, 1899,
formally declaring the Oregon
grape to be the state flower."
Yaquina Hatchery.
Maste Fish Warden Van
Dusen, at the regular monthly
session 01 tne Board ot isn
Commissioners last week, made
the following report of the
salmon .hatchery near Elk City:
"On the Yaquina we are hav
ing exceptional success this year
with our : hatchery work and
have exceeded all .expectation,
Reports so far received show that
2,607,000 Chinook eggs were
taken, . and 2,564,000 Silverside
eggs, with - enough , Silverside
salmon in the traps to assure us
of 500,000 more, which will tax
the hatchery to its fullest capacity
for it was only built' to take care
of five million. eggs at one time.
The result, of such work will
surely be felt on that bay and
will no doubt bring returns that
will assure those people of $100,
000 annually and possibly twice
that sum. So tar, we haven't
had much chance to see what can
be accomplished with the coast
streams, but if they show pro
portionately with" the Columbia
river. - and I can . see no reason
why they should not, a batch of
good salmon liberated m good
condition ever year in a small bay
like the Yaquina, will without
doubt nrndnre wnndprfnl rmnlfa "
There will be given another
popular piano lecture-recital by
Prof. Gerard Taillandier of the
OAC, at the college chapel this!
evening at 8 o'clock. . No ad
mission fee will be charged, but
children will not be admitted
unless accompanied by adults.
Following is the program:
i. Traumerei
Abends . - . "
2 Faschin gsschwanck aus
Wien Op 26
3. Marche des Davidsbundler
contre Its Phihstin Op 9
Mostly- Tde tt w ftmaa la His tsortunt a jot wbS, crew die awns. Oalj e a a custom;
1. Spring Song
, Spinning Song
2. Etude Op 104
3. Rondo capriccioso
F. L Miller, Corvallis, Oregon
Real Estate Transfers.
MP Burnett to John Smith,
sheriff's deed to 52 acres on In
gram's Island; $4.34. K
Robt Barclay et al toG W M"c
Clure et al, 43 acres near Mon
roe; $430.
W Woodcock and husband to
G T Boyd qcd small tract near
Bellfountain ;$!..
Thos T Parr to W D Risley,
62 acres Alsea ; $506.
Mary E Cline to David Riker.
bond for deed 160 acres Kings
Valley; $300.
John Folk to R C Baughman,
2.61 acres near Albany; $775.
Benton County to J B Horner,
qcd part of
Add; $1.
lot 7, block 22. Co
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Get our prices on everything in the
The official photographer of the
Lewis ana Clark exposition visited
OAC, Wt-dnesday morning and took
a number of. pictures. One photo
is of the entire Btudent body, with
tbe administration building in toe
background: another of the entire
cadet regiment ranged across the
campus in front of the main build
ings so that all three of the largt
buildings are shown in the back
ground. The photograph is to b
enlarged to seven feet in lengtb.
and wide in proportion, and is u
form pare of the educational ex
hibit of Oregon. It will certain y
be a splendid advertisement for tht-
college, : as such a picture will at
tract unlimited attention .
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We will be pleased to show you our line of stoves whether you buy or not Old stoves taken in
in exchange.
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Pictures framed on short notice, and at very moderate prices.
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