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Corvallis, Benton Cotwty, Oregon, Friday, June 15. 1908.
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Commencement Exercises at O.
A. C Splendid Program.
The closing event of college
commencement week was the
graduating exercises in the Ar
mory, Wednesday morning, be
ginning at 10 o'clock and closing
at 1 1 :3o. ' For nearly a week the
town had been full of visitors,
old students and distant friends
of the class members, and on
Wednesday it appeared as thongh
the entire town had turned out to
attend the exercises, the Armory
being filled with people.
The platform was unadorned,
but above and all around was
bunting, potted plants and small
fir irres, making the place very
Those participating in the ex
ercises entered from the-door to
the right of the stage and march
ed slowly down the aisle towards
the front doors, thence around
and up the opposite aisle to seats
on the rostrum. The procession
was led by President Gatch, fol
lowed by Rev. Eliot, Jr., of Port
land, and Rev. Hurd, and then
members ot the faculty, two by
two, and lastly, the seniors. This
was a new feature and a very
pretty and impressive one. The
invocation was by Rev. Hurd,
and the opening number was by
a chorus and orchestra, "O, Col
umbia, We Hail Thee," given in
a very pleasing manner.
In a brief, but pointed oration,
Miss Minette Phillips discussed
'The Dignity of Labor," show
ing how, since the beginning of
the world, labor has been a factor
in moulding character, and the
speaker declared that no man
could be great or useful in the
world unless he "labored. Work
was held as honorable and praise
worthy, and it is probable that
'every person in the audience
agreed with Miss Phillips in her
A vocal solo, sweetly sung by
Mrs. Imogen Harding-Brodie of
Seattle elicited an encore, and
following this, Archibald Eugene
Burns, the valedictorian, deliver
ed his terse oration oa "The
True Measure of Success." "The
measure of success is in deserv
ing it," said the speaker, and
the sentiment was silently en
dorsed by the hearers.
A piano solo was splendidly
given by Prof. Gerard Taillan
dier, and Rev. William G. Eliot,
Jr., then addressed the seniors.
This was a scholarly effort, deliv
ered direct to the class, and it
teemed with vital thought and
thrilled those present with its
earnestness and deep feeling.
The members ot the class, the
speaker declared, owed a debt to
the great commonwealth of Ore
gon tor the educational opportun
ity afforded them, and this debt
should be paid in faithful and
true citizenship to the state and
and country, and in living such
lives morally as would be a credit
to Oregan. The speaker said
that every person enjoyed happi
ness in the fullest sense
through service to the Great
Two more selections by the
chorus and orchestra were round
ly applauded, and the diplomas
' were presented to Phillip Gear
hart, president of the class, by
Hon. J. K. Weatherford, presi
dent of the board of regents.
President Gatch conferred
the degrees, and Mrs. Imogen
Harding-Brodie sang again and
responded to an encore, when
the audience was dismissed by
Perhaps never on an OAC
commencement day has there
been such an abundance of beau
tiful flowers, the front ot the ros
trum being literally knee-deep
with tragrant roses and carna
tions, and the less pretentious
pansy, snowball and marguerite.
Ask your neighbor whose
ffluues it ia beet to wear.
Dayton Brot-, Hotel Cor vallU, Wed
nesday afternoon, Jane 20.
A Splendid Program.
At college chapel Monday
night a large audience was pres
ent to listen to the second pipe
organ recital given by Prof. Tail-
landier, and the numbers by
pupils of the elocutionary depart
The three opening selections
were by Prof.. Taillandier, be
ginning with -an invocation by
Guilmant, then a march by
Henry Smart, and lastly "Com
munion" by Deshayes.
The audience was kept in a
perfect gale of laughter from the
beginning to the end 01 the dia
logue, "A strange Catastrophe",
given by Miss Mary Danneman
and Collie Cathey. The piece is
exceedingly funny, and the acting
of Mr. Cathey and Miss Danne
man. was perfect, this number be
ing decidedlv the "hit" of the
A love song by Henselt, an
offertory in E. flat by Wely, an
other in D. flat and the marche
Funebre Et Chant Seraphique by
Guilmant were given by Prof.
Taillandier and were roundly
"Breaking the Ice" was an
otner dialogue, given by Miss
Minnie Phillips and Arthur Bou
quet with good effect. The parts
were well rendered and the num
ber elicited hearty applause from
Prof. Taillandier concluded the
program with two organ numbers,
intermezzo by Mascagui, and the
overture Stradella by Flotow. As
in the former organ recital, the
program was sufficiently varied
to please everyone and demon
strated perfectly the skill of Prof.
Taillandier as a musician of rare
The Senior Play.
Everybody who attended the
senior play at the opera house
Tuesday night had a good time,
and that means that a large num
ber ot people were made happy,
for there was a crowded house.
The players were all well
known seniors, which added a
keener interest to the entertain
ment, and that the audience was
appreciative was evidenced by re
peated rounds of applause.
Will You Help Him?
The trial of George H. Mitch
ell for the shooting of Joshua
Creffield, will begin in Seattle,
Monday, the 25th.
For the defense of Mitchell
$250 more is required, and it is
requested that everyone donate,
to the end that the young man
may be given the best legal ser
The Gazette has proffered its
services in the matter and will
receive any contributions and
forward them free-
Everyone should assist and
double the donations already
made, for this case is not of the
ordinary, and that young Mitch
ell was justified in committing
the deed seems to be the general
opinion of everyone familiar with
the unholy teachings and practi
ces of the slain Creffield.
Everyone can donate at least a
small amount towards the Mitch
ell fund and this should be done
within the next few days, as the
time is limited
Donations can be left at the
Gazette office, or handed to Roy
Raber, on the street.
Miss Maud Miller of Albany
is the guest oi Miss Bertha Davis.
B. M. Huston of Albany visit
ed his son, R. H. Huston, this
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Irvine were
Salem visitors Wednesday and
yesterday. Mr. Irvine attended
the annual banquet of the Will
amette alumni society.
AFTER THE QUAKE.
Benton Recovers Real Estate
Once More in Demand.
It appears that Benton county
and Corvallis are just beginning to
shake ofl the paralysis that result
ed from the San Francisco calam
ity, and to resume business nego
tiations with the East, along cer
For instance, ever since the big
earthquake there has been a de
cided lull, amounting almost to
stagnation, in real estate deals
with new comers; in other words,
immigration had practically ceas
ed until within the past week or
two. And the same fact was no
ticed in regard to letters of inquiry
from Eastern homeseekers, for
whereas the secretary of the Ben
ton County Citizens' League had
been submerged beneath an ac
cumulation of correspondence,
the same practically ceased with
the quake, and has been resumed
only within the past few days.
At a distance ot several thous
and miles, the entire "West" so
called, is likely to be regarded by
the Easterner as dangerous terri
tory on which to pitch his tent
since one western state has re
ceived such a severe shaking
from the interior elements, and
this idea has rather cooled the
ardor of the easterner who had
previously turned his thoughts to
Oregon as a suitable place in
which to dwell.
As it has been with the Citizens
League, so with real estate dealers
who report that only within the
past week have inquiries begun
to flow in from the Eist. In
some instances people have even
urged their relatives and friends
in Oregon to return East and es
cape the possible danger of an
other quake, although the re
quests have been laughed at by
However, the temporary lull
will, according to general belief
of those in position to form an
opinion, be followed by increased
activity alonglines ofimmigration
this fall. The movement west
ward has become too firmly es
tablished to be easily swept aside,
and the general satisfaction with
the country of those who seek the
Willamette Valley as a home
is bearing fruit in inducing
relatives and friends to join in the
march to the fertile land "Where
rolls the Oregon."
It is predicted that property in
Benton will be in greater demand
this fall, at better prices than be
fore the S in Francisco disaster, or
even perhaps in her history.
Comment on Alice B. Marshall.
Mrs. Alice B. Marshall: She
plays with rare sensitiveness, ex
pression and conscientiousness
Wm H. Sherwood, Chicago.
She is a born teacher, an art
ist W. G. Lewis, President,
Her playing is characterized by
delicacy of touch, by exquisite
phrasing and positive technic
One of the most artistic events
of the winter was the musical
given by Judge and Mrs. C B.
Elliott when they introduced Mr.
Wm H. Sherwood and Mrs. Alice
B. Marshall to a Minneapolis
audience. Minneapolis Times
Miss Etta Carter returned to Albany,
Wednesday, after a few days' visit with
friends ia this city.
LOST Point lace handkerchief at the
graduating exercises at the college ar
mory Wednesday. Finder please leave
at Gazette office. 5o
Judge McFadden and J. Fred Yatep,
who have traded residences, were engag.
ed in moving to the new homes yester
day. Daring the week of preparation
for removal, Mr. Yates solemnly avers
that be has been sleeping in the barn.
Byron Hunter and family are expected
to arrive today or tomorrow from Pull
man, Wash., to take np their residence.
Mr. Hanter is in the government em
ploy and travels most of the time. He
haa leased the Kiger house opposite the
public school, for three yean.
Discovers New Method.
Mahesh Charan Stnba, the
Hindu student from Allahabad,
India, graduated fiom OAC this
week. While studying the gen
eral agricultural course, he was a
close student of chemistry during
his two years' stay at the college,
and has distinguished himself by
discovering a new method ot de
termining the exact amount of
chicory adulterated in coffee. His
thesis for M. S. degree is consid
ered very satisfactory and his
work on the whole creditable.
Mr. Siaha advances the theory
that the capacity of coffee ashes
for holding hydroscopic mois
ture is greater than that of
chicory ashes. The percentage
of moisture taken by the ashes
from the air when exposed for 24
hours may vary according to the
diffeient conditions of the weather,
1 . . 1 t rr 1 .
duc ine amerence Detween tne
ratio of moisture absorbed by the
ashes is always sufficiently great,
which miy be relied upon to fur
nish data for calculating the per
centage of adulteration. There
is also a difference in the appear
ance of the two ashes, coffee ash
being gray while the chicory ash
Mr. Sinha's discovery is a valu
able addition to the advancement
of science, which is nothing but
a symtematized knowledge of all
those little discoveries which pa
tient observers, named the scient
ists, dig out from time to time
for the good of the world. Mr.
Sinha's record in this country
has been good and his country
men may well be proud of it,
and when he goes back to India
we hope he will find before him
a field open for work and useful
ness which will furnish ample
scope for the application of the
knowledge he has acquired in our
"Reddy'' Graham was confined
at borne with illness the first of the
George Schneider of Eugene has
been a business visitor in the city
Miss Gertrude Barkclay of Irish
Bend has been the guest this week
of Corvallis irieads.
MisB Iva Barton, of Indepen
dence, was the guest over cornmenc
rrunt of Miss Frances Belknap.
A- G." Adams lefc Tuesday for
his home in Oakland, Wash. He
will return to OAC this fall.
A marriage license was issued
Tuesday to Ray Stoner, of Big Elk,
and Miss Vijlet Hathaway of Cor
vallis. The little son of Mr. and Mrs.
F- E. Edwards has been very ill,
threatened with pneumonia, but is
Mrs. McCalli8ter of Salem has
been visiting in Corvallis this
w-fck, the guest of her 6on Mark,
wh is an instructor at OAC.
Mrs. Clara Fisher-Rand arrived
Tuesday from her home in On gon
City and will visit for a time with
Corvallis relatives and friends.
Miss Eva Milner, who has been
in Portland for some time, arrived
Tuesday and will remain at the
home of her parents in this city.
Mrs. Cynthia Johnson of Corval
lis and daughter, Mrs. Charles
Davis, of Philomath, left yesterday
for a two week's visit at Newpor.
Mrs. Gearhart, of Astoria, hap
been in the city during the pat'
week to witness the graduation f
ber sod, Philip Gearhart, a popular
Raymond Rodgers, a forraet
OAC student, was elected sheriff of
Giliman county in the last election.
Ha is a brother of Mrs. Clyde Beach
of this city. '
Charles and Allan Hnhler and
Montie Thorp left Wednesday fori
Klamath county, where they have
cu'ed employment on the big ir
rigation ditch. .
Earl McLaughlin and Miss Maud
Kidder were rtarried in Prineville
Ust " Wednesday ind . will reside
tWre for f ir-ifiT . The groom
auendid 04C i" 'P9 and was a
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chvns and the latest fancy bracelets. Let us de
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stock and tempt you with the wonderfully low
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, -- - - Corvallis
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If you care to investigate call at my store any time.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.',
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Then come in and see my line of Sporting Goods and be con
vinced that it is the best and most complete line ever brought
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Base-ball Goods, Bicycles and Sundries, Pocket Knives, Razors,
Sewing Machine Supplies, etc Gasoline and Dry Cells for sale.
Agent for the Olds Gasoline Engines and Automobiles
Guns and Bicycles For Rent. First-class Repair Shop.
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Ind. Phone 126 Residence 824
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