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Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, October IT, lQO.
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THE STORY OF THE FAIR.
M. Shawhan in Portland Sat
There has been altogether too
much license accorded to the men
who have been running our Fair,
and it is time now that a halt
was called and a public account
ing of al1 funds received and ex
pended he demanded from the
Fair officials. ,
The undercurrent of feeling
pervading all Portland and other
sections of the West and North
west who have contributed large
ly in the way of . money and
brains, to the success of the Lew
is and Clark Exposition, is run
ning so high at the present time
that the explosion is at hand and
after Portland Day, unless a full
and satisfactory explanation is at
Lewis and Clark Exposition, d
Mr. Goode was not the origina
tor. When Mr. Goode was made
directorgeneral it was with the
concise and definite understand
ing that before taking action he
would consult all committees in
the difierent departments and
notify them of meetings.
This pla'i was carried out until
ninety-days before the opening of
the Fair, when Mr. Goode aban
doned calling committee meet
ings and took the bit in his own
The executive and sub-committees
put up with this treat
ment until just before the open
ing of the Fair, when a general
meeting was called to extract
from Mr. Goode a financial state
ment of the affairs of the Exposi
tion. Mr. Goode stated that he had
honrl cnmf ctartlinor arm Cfnca.
c tnai for been to busy to prepare an exact
From all reports Mr. Goode - ; 1 Ci
has been running the Eair very Sl" K i u7 ",ucul
much as if it were one of his a " t "
belongings; and his : pay ruii oi iue cuitcui
was asked wnat tue expense or
tesy to different committees in
neglecting or refusing to consult
with them before taking action,
has been the cause of hurling
anathemas of a virulent order on
The people of Portland desire
to know primarily why "Port
land Day" was changed from
iVi. nrhllUv nf rain ronnlH Juv an
maintaining the Exposition
would be, and he answered it
could easily be kept within
$2,500 per day, and would not,
he thought, exceed $2,000.
A few days later the auditor
presented a record showing the
Fair $30,000 in debt.
The statement of the Fair for
August shows the ex-
0. A. C. VICTORIOUS.
Score of 58 to 0 Against Visitors
From the North.
Iu one of the most brilliant
displays of offensive work and a
splendid exhibition of defensive
playing, the speedy OAC foot
ball team handed the Whitworth
eleven a package labeled defeat,
last Saturday , afternoon 58 to o.
It was a game .filled with sensa
tional plays. Never, since Walk
er .made the famous run scoring
the only touchdown in the gamr
with Oregon last season, were
there such bursts ot enthusiasm
as was turned loose when Rhine
hart ran down the field from his
own 10 yard line, through the
scattered bunch from the sister
state, for a one hundred yard
gain and a touch down.
Never did a half back receive
such superb interference as did
Williams in his long sprint across
the field; Walker was by his
side pushing away those struggl
ing men adorned in foot ball
clothes, who appeared as barriers
. tend to mar the success
greatest day of the Fair. V
It is a well-known . fact that
today is one of two Jewish holi
days in the year, which every
Hebrew observes, and the change
of, this day savors too much of a
sop to this element of our popu
lation to be palatable to the
The fact that all Jewish houses
will be closed on this day, and all
or nearly all Christian houses
will remain open and publish the
fact, adds strength to the suppo
sition that there is a "nigger in
the wood pile" somewhere and
that he should be UHearthed.
Will Mr. Goode who is gener
ally accredited with ' making' the
change, kindly inform an expect
ant public why it was made and
for what consideration if any?
The entire conntry press are
complaining of the conduct of
our Fair, notwithstanding the
glowing reports sent out trom the
press bureau of the Fair that it is
the most successful on record,
this bald statement does not carry
conviction with it'-in view of
many circumstances tending to
discourage and discredit the
I was asked today what became
of $40,000 alleged to
turned over to somebody in the
Fair managment : by the New
York commission as an entertain
ment rund and tor which, no ac
counting had ever been rendered.
Knowing that this is an open
question the Fair management
might enlighten us on this ques
I happen to have some know
ledge of the inception of the
Lewis and Clark Exposition, and
also how Mr. Goode came to ab
sorb it and look upon it as his
A visit of a prominent manu
tacturer and member ot promi
nent business organizations visit
ed Seattle and while there called
upon several trade organizations.
During a conversation with the
president of one of these bodies,
that official said that it would be
a great idea for Seattle to hold a
World's Fair in 1906 on the
... completion or the canal joining
- the Sound with Lake Washing'
ton and Lake Union.
, To forestall Seattle, on there-
turn of this manufacturer to Port
penses to have been practically
,000 per day, notwithstanding
the assertion made by Mr. Goode
of easily keeping the expendi
ture inside of $2. 500.
In the middle of August ad
vertisements for bids for bnilding
the stock sheds were sent out
and opened by Messrs. Goode and
Huber without calling the Build
ing and Ground committee into
The unfortunate lowest bidder
was notified that his bid was ac
cepted, But the contract was nor
ready" to sign. He was . told to
go ahead, however, without de
lay, as only twenty days would
elapse before the sheds must be
completed. The contractor went
ahead, ordered material, teams,
etc., and two days later was noti
fied to stop proceedings as it had
been decided to put up the pens
by "force" work.
The contractor is now prepar
ing to sue the Fair management
tor breach, or contract, and no
doubt will recover damages.
Bat the end is net. yet. A
committeeman hearing of tnis
transaction and being of an in
vestigating turn of mind found
that the contract for building the
stock pens had been let subse-
have been 4ut;ii. iu me upcumg ui luc pub
11c ; Dias to Messrs. turner ano
Scott, two of the Fair officials
The public would like to have
this little matter explained
This -irrepressible committee
man, while at the air grounds
investigating the stock pen deal.
fell foul of the secretary's desk
and found the auditor's report
showing a heavy bank ' overdraft, j
and then began an investigation
into the financial affairs of the
He found that Mr. Goode' s
verbal report to the committee
before the opening of the . Fair
was false and misleading. He
found that subsequent to the
making ot the statement there
had come in bills to the amount
of $140,000 that had been charg
ed to the pre-Exposition period,
making the endebtedness of the
Fair on opening day practically
$174,000 instead of a nominal
Mr. Goode is going; to be al
lowed' to' explain this slight dis
As soon as this little matter
was brought to light this same
what was and had been going
on. They were advised to de
mand a detailed financial' state
ment of-facts, and urged to take
the public into their confidence,
and come out plainly with an. of
ficial statement of facts as to the
real condition of the Fair, so as
to forestall the great dissappoint-
ment the public would have when
the bald facts had to be revealed.
The meeting broke up with
the understanding that a report
would be forthcoming from Mr.
Goode, but it has not yet been
materialized, yet Mr.. Goode
actually promises to render it.
Yesterday the secretary was
called up by phone and asked if
he had the report ready. He re
plied he had not been instructed
to prepare one. Later he stated
1.1 1. -m
ne inougnt ne could get one up
in several days.
Mr. Goode attributed the bad
financial condition to losses ac
casioned by the concessionaries
beating the Fair, but does not
seem to have taken any steps to
prevent the leakage.
Mr. Donahue, the very effect
ive, head of the detective force at
the grounds reported the percent
age that the Fair was being de
prived of, and said that he could
verify every statement he made.
No action was taken on his re
port, and he discharged the men
employed under him in disgust.
One concern reported that on
Elk's Day it had taken in $674,
land he broached this matter to irrepressible committeeman wrote
the Board of Trade, and a com- a personal letter to each of the
mission of twenty-five ' men was members of the board of direc
appointed to take the matter of a tors! asking for a special meet
world's fair at Portland under ingi The members came to-
consideration.; gether on September 7, when in
This was the inception of the plain language they were told
out on tee roiiowing morning as
shown by its bank account de
posited $r, 300.
If Mr. Goode desires verifica
tion of these matters he can
have them, but he knows they
are true.- : -
Why is it necessary now that
all the buildings are completed
to retain on v pay roll an assistant
to Mr. Huber at $150 a month?
.Why pay a journalist $150 a
month wno is drawing pay as a
regular writer on a local publica
tion? We believe Mr, Scott has
this item under consideration,
Why it it necessary to main
tain a private buffet for officials
where dollar cigars are as free
and plentiful as the flowers in
In addition, why should Mr.
Goode dictate all the invitations
sent out by Major Wood for the
J.J.Hill barquet to take place
Has he the Northern Pacific,
the Great Northern and the com
mercial bodies of Portland in his
vest packet as well as the Lewis
and Clark Exposition?
Mr. Gaode, I believe you have
done a great work but your soc
ial duties in connection with the
Fair have taken too ,much of
your time to the exclusion of
business transactions that the
public should have been kept
fully advised of.
These columns are open to
you if you desire to replv to the
to progress. v Only one man
came iu the way and Wi'lie took
a sudden ascension in the air
when they met. Amid tremend
ous cheering Williams ran down
the vacant field and planted the
pigskin behind the post.
Although they were out-class-'
ed from the beginning, the visit
ors put up a stubborn game.
They were too light for Corval
lis, but in several instances they
demonstrated bevond doubt that
it was by no means their first ap-:
pearance on the gridiron. Time
and again the little fellows suc
ceeded in raising havoc with
OAC's offensive plays by darting
in back of the line and bringing
the backs to the ground. Such
plays, unfortunately forV them,
could not be backed up and the
score tells the rest.
The game was called at three
minutes after three. OAC kick
ed off to Whitworth' s five vard
line and the ball was brought to
the ground on the ten yard line.
Whitworth tried the line, but
could not penetrate it; they punt
ed ; OAC took the ball and in
just three live plunges one of the
backs was forced over the last
line for the first touch down.
Cooper kicked the goal, as did
most of the others; his work in
this line was perfect; every time
that chances were not against
him, the big end sent the oval
between the posts. Suchsuperb
work places him in a class with
the best gotl kickers on the
Captain Colbert kicked to
Rhinehart and it was here that
the little quarterback made the
spectacular run for the second
touchdown, Corvalhs kicked
the goal. On the next kick-off
Dolan received the ball and ad
vanced it to the twenty yard line.
Root made thirty yard "gain.
around the end and after a few
scrimmages, Abraham went
across- the chalk line for the third
touchdown. The score now stood
18 to o.
Cooper received the ball and
ran down the field for thirty
yards. Lawrence and Dolan
slashed through for a few yards
At this stage of the game Whit
worth's men got through the in
terference and made; things look
bad for a play or two. It show
ed a flaw in OAO's line. ..Wil
liams took the ball and went from
the center of the field for the
fourth touchdown. Captain
Root now went out of the game
and Griffith took his place as
light-half. This warrior has a
record in foot ball history, and
was ' ii?ed to. great advantage
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Come and Choose
from the beautiful and complete assortment
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find it easy to buy a handsome present at a
very reasonable price.
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, ... - Corvallis
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in Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping, and Knglish.
Day and Night School
Night school meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7
t 9:30. Day school, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Five days a week.
TAKES BUT A SHORT TIME.
CORVALLIS BUSINESS COLLEGE
I. E. RICHARDSON, President.
Are you in tlie dark? I
Do your eyes give you constant
service without pain ?
your eyes are in a condition demanding investigation
and correction. Have your eyes examined by
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.
Licensed to practice optometry in the state of Oregon.
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The Eilers Way of Selling, and Why
They Can Do It.
A few figures that will illustrate what can be done
now. Yonr opportunity to get a piano. No
home need be without one.
against the big "W's."
Williams received the kick-off.
OAC was penalized for holding;
Rhinehart punted and Whit
worth had the ball on their own
15 yard line. ' They pnnted;
went around ngnt end, across
the field and over the players for
a touchdown. This was the only
goal Cooper failed to kick.
The game now became mono
tonous; the farmers were able to
score at will. 1 He backs were
hurled through the line of the
opposition for long gains: the
tackl s made good yardage. The
visitors were very unfortunate,
some of their men were hurt at
every touchdown, causing long
delays. The first half ended
with the score 47 to o in OAC's
Almost the entire second team
went in at the opening of the
second half. They were more
than a match for the batterec
veterans and two times the bali
was forced over the familiar goa"
line. Sweet, Allen, PorterfieW
and Finn made good showings
in this half. Game ended 58 U
One of the most flattering
characteristics of the game was
the increased epthusiasm display
ed by the Students. They were
continually Riving vent to the
college yells. This shows that
the student body is back of the
team and will 1.0 doubt bring
j good results.
. Cat rates on pianos ! You have
heard of cnt rates on groceries, but
cut rates on pianop how is it pos
sible, yon ask. That's ju6t it. Be
fore such a thing could be effected
there must have been a combina
tion of verv unusual conditions.
In the first place it means buy
ing in la-ae quantities getting
.nt of ih smxll way of doing
business It means the i-ntting out
ot ev.-ry useless and nnrei-essary
expense. .' It means the shipment,
of pianos without boxes in special
car which ?aves big sums on
Then it means the selling of
pianos so excellent and satisfactory
that the pnoiic demands them.
We have accomplished just these
We buy for the largest and busi
est stores on the Pacific coast, in
Portland. Ore.. San Francisco,
Stockton and Oakland, Cal.. Spo
kane, Seattle and Walla Walla,
Wash., Boise and Lewiston. Idaho.
Also Astoria. Salem, Pendleton
and Eugene, Ore.
We buy the best pianos that
money can secure. It we -went all
over the wot Id with hundreds of
thousands of dollars to spend on
pianos, it would 'e impossible, ab
solutely impossible, to net better
pianos than we have to sell, simply
because we have tha bent that
money can buy. Chickerine,
Webpr, Kimball and other splendid
makes, over thirty maSes in ail. ..
We have placed the sellinsj of
our Dianos in the hands of Prof.
Taillandier, hesd of the piano 'e
rartment nf Corvallis Aaricul ural
College. Prof. Taillaudier's entire
reliability and excellent judgment
are we'l known to the people of
this vicinity. Piano buyers will
doubtless be glad of the eppo tun
ity to consult him in regard to
their selection of a piano.
He will be more than pleased
to give yon all information desired
and can be seen at his residence
on College H11 on Saturdays and
every evening of the week. A tele
phone call will bring him to your
house. . Ind. 185.
EILER'S PIANO HOUSE
PROF. G. TAILLANDIER, Special Representative
Drop in and see what a fine line of goods we have on display
in our store. It is worth while to investigate our goods and
prices before buying
We positively guarantee to save you money on large bills and
will meet all honorable competition in every line.
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Cooler weather has come and our store is headquarters for
heaters of every description. Cast iron, sheet iron, air-tight
and second-handi You can get a good one for $1.50 to $2.15.
We handle stoves and ranges. ' .