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Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, October 24. 190H.
THE STORY OF THE FAIR.
Second Chapter by J. At. Shaw
han in Saturday Review.
Ther was a series ot athletic
events held some time since at
the Exposition, for which various
prizes were offered.
Among them were gold
medals, silver medals and other
things, and the athletic societies
were invited from all quarters to
send their best men to compete.
California of all states has con
tributed more to the success of
the Exposition than any other
section of the nation, and has
made most strenuous efforts to
outdo all rivals.
In San Francisco is one of the
foremost athletic clubs in the
United States, known as the
Olympic Athletic Club.
the-vhigh opinion they
have for the members of the
Multnomah Club. The treatment
accorded them was of the best
and highly appreciated. It is to
be regretted that the Multnomah
Club, an organization that stands
so high in athletic circles, should
for a moment countenance the
actions of the management of
the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
"The Exposition people are
evidently believers in the "get-rich-quick"
system. They cer
tainly made enough money out
of the boxing contests to have
awarded the contestants bona-fide
trophies. Not only did the pub
lic pay an admission fee to enter
the grounds, but in order to see
the contests they had to pay an
additional fee. In conclusion, I
wish to say that no complaint
would have been made had not
the Exposition people advertised
This club embraces in its
momMin some of the foremost that gold medals would be award
citizens of the Golden State, has ed- Iq fact the silver medals
one of the finest club houses in Slven winners of second place in
t, onA o fV, the various events were far more
training school of some of the valuable than the copper plated
greatest athletes, boxers, run- trophies. As for myself I shall
r. t tiiofWmp Wfrn-P always keep the medal as are-
""'" w , .
This clab with its California
enthusiasm and Western patriot
.ism, placed its best men in train
ing to contest at the Lewis and
Clark Exposition for high physi
Many awards were made, the
Californians returned to their
minder ot the cheapness and
buncombe' tactics of the Lewis
and Clark management."
What an elegant scheme to
work on a sister state, who has
spent thousands upon thousands
of dollars to assist us in our great
The gratitude ot one great
A LIFE STORY.
T,rtm ,th hnnnrc a nrp and state 10 anotner ior ravors re
hearts warmed bv their generous ceived was a "gold brick."
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treatment here. - v-an ic wnatever you piease
The medals won were proudiv pleasant names like "bunco"
shown by their possessors not ana "grait. . i say it is plain,
otilv as tronhies of Drowess. but downright dishonesty.
as souvenirs of the great Lewis Now to be sure that the jewel
and Clark Exrnosition. er was not to blame for this
C I I M 1 - T T7-
Tl,nc. n,l,nwPiTO(1 th rUvcM senue locKeyingi i saw lvernga
fw;m rolv tn roarrh jeweler by the name of Butter
ni,orm f wanrt th,V 1 thP field and he told ms that he had
one of the winners, who,' by the gold-plated copper medals to pre-
way. is one of San Franscisco's
The filing at the clerk's office,
on Friday, of the inventory of
the estate of the late Mary Garl
inghouse brings to mind a life
story, which in . many ways, is
of unusual character and interest.
About 30 years ago William
Garlinghouse deserted a wife and
children in the East and came to
Oregon. In southern Benton he
lived with Mary Cole for 15 years
and at the end of that time they
married. These facts are known
to all residents of that section,
and are but the opening instance
in the story.
After marriage, as frequently
happens, life did not always run
smoothly, and an agreement was
once made by the husband and
wife whereby the latter was to
allow Mr. Garlinghouse, $25 per
month providing he leave the
premises and never return. This
agreement, however, was not car
ried out, and the husband re
mained. The agreement, though,
was known to. many of the
neighbors, and figures later in
Perhaps two months ago Mrs.
Garlinghouse died, and as soon as
the remaines were laid away,
Milton Barnett, M. M. Waltz
and Robert Kyle were requested
to go from the cemetery to the
house of the deceased, and attend
to the reading of the will. When
the instrument was read, it was
found to convey to William Garl
inghouse only a life lease on 90
acres of the poorest land on the
estate, the balance went to the
only child of the deceased, Mrs.
Faanie Starr, a daughter of Mrs.
Garlinghouse by a former mar
riage. An offer was made to the
husband of the $25 per month,
instead of the life lease on the
"As to the medals awarded the
athletes who came from San
Francisco, I wish to say that we
are not kickers down here, but
we believe we are entitled to a
j 1 tc j :
square aca.. xi you u.ic, " tions 0f his'superiors
can give tne following portion of Uke tQ knQW Q
mis letter to tne
sent to the visitors
In Mr. Kerrigan's behalf I will
state that he denied telling any
one that the medals were worth
$22.50 or any other sum
Be that as it may, Mr. Kerri
gan is to blame only in that he
must have followed the instruc
and I would
no was tne one
of the Telegram or Oregonian
It expresses the views of the
Olympic club men who journey
ed to Portland to-win laurels for
"In behalf of Al Kaufmann, I
wish to say that he is" not com
plaining against the Exposition
management because of the
quality of the trophy awarded
him, but because he feels thai
the athletic management violated
the amateur rules when
copper medals for first
filing who handed nut th o-nlrl
bricks to the California bovs and
Gentlemen of the Fair manage
ment, will you please produce th
land, but this was not accepted.
Mrs. Starr agreed to give the old
gentleman $3,000 in cash, which
she did, together with a buggy
and wagon, and armed with his
cash, Mr. Garlinghouse, now 72
years ot age, has gone to Ohio to
hunt up and seek a welcome from
the children he deserted there 30
years ago. If he is kindly re
ceived he will remain in the East;
otherwise he may return to Or
egon , the scene of his peculiar
The inventory filed at the
clerk's office shows property of
the value of $23,435, which goes
to Mrs. Starr, the only heir.
Dad's Only Girl.
The pile driver scene, the old
Kentucky home scene, and other
picturesque stage pictures taken
from life in "Honest Hearts,"
which will be played here Friday
night, October 27, with one of
Klimt and Gazzolo's excellent
companies, headed by Alma
Hearn, makes it a drama of ex
traordinary completeness and in
terest. A Kentucky romance is
woven around "Dad's only Girl,"
Marty, and there are many
quaint and humorous characters
which Miss Hearn's strong sup
porting company brings out viv
idly.N Marty is the greatest char
acter Miss Hearn ever created.'
tor Wedding (lifts
there is nothing prettier or wore useful thau
silver. We suggest if you expect to attend
any of the Fall weddings that you select j our
Come and Choose
froni the beautiful and complete assortment
of silyer and plated ware here. You will
find it easy to buy a handsome present al a
very reasonable price, i
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, ... - Corvallis
await every young man or young lad who will thoroughly qualify
in Shorthand, Typewriting, Bo k keeping, and Knglish.
Day and Night School
Night school meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7
te 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. RICHAHDSON, President.
Moses Brothers are to be at home
in their new quarters in the Fisher
brick by the first of the month.
The first of the goods were taken
over to the new store Friday.
When finally installed in their
new . establishment, Moses Bros,
will have one of the neatest stores
Mrs. A inez Francisco .went to
Portland, Friday, and was joined
there yesterday by Mr. Fraucisoj.
They are to return today.
I advise those awarded gold
medals to have them bored, and
It seems that Colonel H. E.
Dosch, director of exhibits, has
been drawn into the fold, aud
it gave must work another injustice -on
prizes, those who have spent thousands
expressly states that Df dollars in outline- in exhibits
winners of boxing contests should in what is now conceded to be
be granted medals or mercban- one immense grafting machine,
dise not to exceed $35, and sec- "You can take what is award-
ond receive $20 medals. If the e(j vou or put up $2Q for an ap,
Portland Exposition people had Deai" is Colonel Dosch' s dictum,
advertised copper medals there What a magnificient
would have been no complaint, tion !
as the athletes ot this section what would the Fair be with
would train just as hard and oat exhibitors?
drive just as iaitnlully tor victory What would your job be worth
dui me announcements expressiv without them, Colonel Dosch?
stated tnat gold medals wouia De Would vou have a job?
ttwoiuru iuc wiuucia. wucu you Want tnis money ior "ex
js.auimann ana ine oiner ainietes pert" work, and as a guaranty
received tneir meoais tney were Df "good faith."
01 me opinion mat me meaais "Good iaith" forsooth trom
were of gold and proudly showed people who have enough monev
ji. . .. 1. .1. p.. . . . 3 . j a 1 .
mem 10 meir inenas ana statea iovested in their exhibits to
that Kerrigan had said they were mae your bank account look
a 1 m ' , rr 1 i3i -
worm 3f.2z.50. xney wouia mke 30 cents.
have remained in ignorance ot The unworthiness of this Dro
the quality of the medal had they ceeding, in a gteat public under
not sent the same to a jeweler to taking, is only exceeded by the
uc mauc mw wnui iuus. x uc great unwortn or tne person, or
moment me jeweier appnea me persons who perpetrated it.
soldering iron the plating came . Incidently, I wonder whether
on, leaving me copper exposed the farmers and stockmen who
and the Exposition also. received 'cash" awards tested
"This exposure has really work- each piece of money with their
ed an injury against the state of teeth before accepting it. Had
Oregon and it- will -be many they known of the gold medal re
years before athletes from this wards I haye no doubt they would
section journey such a distance to have done so.
take part in contests. On behalf I , ' As a partial ' palliation of my
of Olympic Club boys I wish to (speaking: plainly. I quote the
following from the Journal of yes
terday, which to do it credit,
was the only" publication in Port
land that had the nerve to pub
"Vigorous objection is being
made by a number of exhibitors
at the Fair over a rule establish
ed yesterday by Colonel H. E.
Dosch, director of exhibits, that
$20 either in cash' or in the form
of a certified check, must be put
up by every persoa who takes an
appeal from the decision of the
group of juries of awards.
Twenty-five appeals from the
verdict ot these juries were reg
istered up to noon today. The
appelants declare that they have
in manv cases exhibits valued at
thousands of dollars which are
under the jurisdiction of the fair
officials, and' that the proposition
of putting up the fee in order to
take an appeal is uncalled for and
"Colonel Dosch states that the
purpose ot requiring $20 to be
paid by each appelant is in order
that the money or any part of it
led to a medal at all, it would be
a eold medal, according to the
rules of the exhibits. Mr. Hardy
promised that he would see what
could be done, but stated that in
a case of an appeal, I would have
to deposit $20 in order to bear
the expenses. I intend to ac
quaint the "company which I re
present with the tacts in the case
and await their action."
Are you in the dark?
Do your eyes give you constant
service without pain ?
If not, your eyes are in a conditipn 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.
The Eilers ay of Selling, and Why
They Can Do It.
A few fiaures that will illustrate what can be done
now. Your opportunity to get a piano. No
home need be without one.
may be used, if necessary, in
bearing the expenses incident to
I an investigation of the grounds
set forth in the appeal. He as
serts that in some cases it may be
necessary to employ the services
of an expert in dealing with ap
peals, and that in such cases the
directors should have this money
on deposit as a guaranty of good
faith and to bear
"A representative of the Post
Self-filling Fountain Pen Com
pany went to the Administration
building yesterday and registered
a protest against being awarded a
silver medal wituout any or the
jury calling to examine the goods
for which the medal was being
awarded and which her company
had on exhibition. She says
that H. B. Hardy, assistant to
Colonel Dosch, informed , her
that she should be satisfied, a-i
she received a silver medal.
"I told him, said the repre
sentative, 'that I was not entitled
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to any meaai at an uniess me
articles judged were inspected bv
the jury, and that if I was entit
I was told of rather a palhetic
incident wmch happened on the
night of the greatest day of the
Fair Portland Day.
A poor man sent his wife and
daughter oat to the Fair that
evening with a combined capital
of seventy cents, saved for them j
out of his small earnings. His
love ot family and. patriotism
was the underlying'motive. Filty
cents admission for two, and
twenty cents car fare.
When they reached the ticket
vender, $1 was demanded for two
admissions, and the two poor
women backed away in the ut
most mortification and returned
No notification had they that
the price had been raised from
25 cents to 50 cents, nor had the
public at large.
,: Why was it not heralded?
1 have learned that many on
Portland night refased to put up
with the imposition and returned
the expense of i Co their homes, thus lessening
tne numDer registered at tne
Regarding my article of last
week, I beg to state that n
answer has been made to date,
but I learn on good authority
that I will be taken care ,of after
the Fair is over.
In the meantime.it might be a
saving of money to have som
one call off the detective who has
been dogging my footsteps for the
last few days, for he is so palpa
ble that a nigger could see
A few more comments will be
made in our next issue, which
will make public some more
peculiar transactions of "The
Cut rates on pianos ! Yon have
heard of cut rates on groceries, but
cut rates on pianos how is it pos
sible, you ask. That's just it. Be
fore such a thing could be effected
there must have been a combina
tion of verv unusual ronditionp.
In the first place it means buy
inn in Ja'ue qnantiiig gHttinu
nt of the small way of doing
'uKtiness It mai8 Uih cutting out
ol ev-ry tifceles-j and uiii.ece-sary
expense. It means the shipm'r,
of pianos without boxes in special
cars which ?aves big sums on
Thn it means the sel'ing of
pianos so excellent, and Patifactory
that the public demands tliein.
We have accomplished just these
VVe buy for the largest and busi
est stores on the Pacific coa6t, in
Portland. Ore . San Francisco,
Stockton and Oakland, Cal.. Spo
kane, Seattle and Walla Walla,
' Wash.. Boise and Lewistnn. Idaho.
Alo Astoria. Salem, Pendleton
and Eugene, Ore.
We buy the best oianos that
money can secure. Ic we went all
over the woild with hundreds of
thousanris of dollars to spend on
pianos, ic would be impossible, ab
solutely impossible, to pet better
pianos than we have to sell, siaiply
because we have the best that
money ran buy. Chick ei ine.
Web?r, Kirn bail and other splendid
make, over tiiiri y unlives in all.
We have placed th eeliiiij of
our oianos in the hands of Prof.
Taiilamiier, heid of the piano e
partrnent nf Corvallis Aaricul oral
Collegre. Prof. Tatilandier's entire
leliahility ami excellent judgment
are wed known to the people of
this viidnity. Piano buyers will
doubtless be glad of the ppo tun
ity to consult him in regard to
their selection of a piano.
He will be more than pleased
to give you all information desired
and can be seen at his reside! ce
on College Hill on Saturdays and
every evening of the week. A tele
phone call will bring him to your
house. Iud. 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
j HOUSE FURNISHINGS
I ; We positively guarantee to save you money on large bills and
sj. will meet all honorable competition in every line.
Cooler weather has come and our store is headquarters for
heaters of every description. Cast iron, sheet iron, air-tight
and second-hand. You can get a good one for $1.50 to $2.15.
We handle stoves and ranges. J .