Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, July 27, 1906, Image 1

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    Vol. XLffl.
Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Friday. July ST. lOOG.
NO. iX
Large Attendance andMany In
teresting Subjects 'Discussed?
At a meeting of dairymen held
Tuesday evening at the Alco club
rooms in Albany, Prof G. L,. Mc
Kay, dairy expect of the Iowa
Agricultural College was the pnn
cipal speaker, being followed by
Dr. James Withycombe otCorval
lis. The Herald gives the follow
ing in regard to the meeting:
Professor McKiv sDoke at
length on the dairy industry, and
compared the conditions in this
section of the country to those
prevailing in England, showing
that the climatic conditions were
practically the same. - He pro
nounced Oregon to be - the best
live-stock state in the union.
Showing that wheat impover
ishes the land, while dairying en
riches the soil, Professor McKay
cited the experience ot the people
of Belgium, Holland, Germany
and the Island of Jersey, where
tie most valuable land is that de
voted to dairying, and he predic
ted that if the dairy industry in
this valley could be brought to
the point where it should be,
the land ot the valley would be
valued at from $100 to $200 per
acre and more, and with a proper
system the production of the land
would be greatly increased.
He advised the purchase of
dairy strains of cattle for "this
valley, such as the Guernseys,
Jerseys and Holsteins, and
also to keep in., mind the
fact that it was necessary to
improve the strains of stock by
breeding, selection and feeding
properly.,. For practical dairy
purposes grades were often very
satisfactory and he cited the case
of a Canadian dairyman whose
grade Holstein cow held the rec
ord of producing 1,000 pounds of
butter in one year.
The selection of good dairy
stock, cleanliness in handling the
product, scientific feeding and. the
enrichment of the soil were the
principal points made, and he es
pecially emphasized the selection
of the individual cow, and fre
quent and thorough tests of indi
vidual cows and herds, weighing
milk and feed to ascertain how
profitable each dairy animal was.
Following the address ot Pro
fessor McKay, Dr. James Withy
combe, director ol ; the OAC ex
periment station, was introduced
and spoke briefly on the possi
bilities of the soil in Oregon, and
especially in the Willamette val
ley. At the farm, he stated, 20
cows had been kept this summer
on five acres, and the production
of the land where it had been
farmed in a scientific manner was
enormous. He pronounced the
dairy cow the forerunner of pros
perity and the introduction of the
cow as the first step toward
wealth, and stated that when the
first creamery was built in Wash
ington county the farmers were
growing grain and were gradual
ly going into debt, but now with
dairies and creameries and two
condensed milk factories the
county supported five banks,
holding deposits for farmers ag
gregating $1,000,000, and the
cows did it. He urged encour
agement of the dairy industry
and the subdivision of the iarms
as the surest step toward prosper
ity. The Experting Completed.
Benton countyxs sherift is the
second in the state to pay too
much money over to the county
during his term of office. The
first was Sheriff Johnson of Gil
liam county, whose books were
experted recently. This state
ment was published in a Port
land paper a few days ago. But
when W. G. Emery completed
the task yesterday of experting
the Benton county books, it was
discovered that Sheriff Burnett
also had paid over to the county
921.21 more than its due.
In the case of Recorder T. T.
Vincent, Clerk, Moses and. Sn-
perinlendent Denmari; . small
delinquencies were found, due
wholly to clerical errors in enter
ing items in the various record
books. These shortages were
made good,, and there is no pos
sible reflection thrown on
these worthy officials, as the
books were all in the finest shape
and the errors were insignificant
and likely to occur in any office.
The books of County Treas
urer Buchanan balanced to a
penny, and Mr. Buchanan is cer
tainly deserving of complimen
tarv notice for the excellence
his service to Benton county.
When Mr. Emery struck his
totals yesterday, he had a string
of paper 52 ieetjpng. with figures
on both sides, and these balanced
to the cent. .It -will take about
two days to prepare his final re
port on the work.
Write of Their Experiences.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Horton of
this city " are now in Umatilla
county, and to the Gazette Mr.
Horton sends the following note
from Milton:
"Since we arrived here the
weather has been very warm; no
dav but what it has been 90 to
104. The Walla Walla river
valley here is 12 miles long and
about .' one-fourth - mile wide;
above here it is very narrow.
The hills are very high, from 500
to 600 feet, and all bare. There
is some timber in tne valley, or
they call it timber, bat in Benton
county we would call it brush.
"From Pendleton to Walla
Walla is a fine wheat countrv;
all the fall wheat is a good crop.
They are harvesting now, but
spring grain will be damaged by
the hot weather. ,
"I had a . ride through the
country in an automobile and
went around some in ..a buggy,
but the hot weather prevented
me from going as much as I
should Uave liked.
"The fruit in the Walla Walla
valley was nearly all killed by
heavy frosts in the spring. Other
places it was damaged to a
great extent.
"My wife is feeling better than
when we left Corvallis.
"We have trout nearly every
day. We are going to Spokane
from here.' As it is farther north
it may be cooler.
S. H. Horton.
In conneclion with the above
the Gazette is also furnished the
following data concerning the
Northwestern Gas and Electric
Company's power plant, situated
on the south fork ot the Walla
Walla river, in Umatilla county,
about six aud one-half miles from
This plant consists of three 50c
kilowat units at present, with
provisions for installing the
fourtii of like capacity, or 2,666
horse power, with pioper step-up
transformers, which raises the
machine's voltage from 2,300 to
25,000, at which voltage the cur
rent is transmitted to Walla Wal
la, Wash., 14 miles away, also
to Pendlelon, Or., 37 miles, and
is usea-ior liehtiner and power
The water for operating said
plant is diverted five and" one
half miles above the pi ant and
carried to a reservoir, through a
barrel stave pipe four inches in
diameter, the head obtained is
375 pounds pressure. '
This plant was started in oper
ation Jan. 1. 1905, and was visit
ed by a flood in May, 1906,
which seriously damaged it, four
out of six 250 Kilowat transform
ers being dropped into the river,
besides extensive damage to pipe
line, the loss being between $25,
000 and $30,000.
The ordinance that provides for
1 1
tne removal 01 au wooden awnings
from Main street, where the sup
ports extend down to the sidewalk,
was amended at tne last council
meeting. As amended, all public
hotels are excepted from this ordi
nance and allowed the 'privilege of
baring such awnings, if desired. -
Ordinance That Concerns Many
Corvallis People: -
At the meeting Monday night
of-the city council an ordinance
was passed which establishes the
concrete sidewalk limits for the
city of Corvallis.. The resolution
was presented by the ordinance
committee, having been framed
by the Citizens' League. The
ayes were, Irvine, Holmes, Cham
bers, Lilly and Wiles Absent;
Hout, Covell, Francisco and
Fuller. :
As the measure effects many
property ' owners, it is being
widely discussed, and as usual in
such cases, is favored. by some
and bitterly objected to by others.
The gist of the ordinance is
contained- in the
thereof, and in tull
lows: -
first section
reads as fol-
which mav
"All sidewalks
hereafter . be constructed with
in the -city of Corvallis with
in the limits of the district bound
ed on the North by the center of
Van Buren street, on the west
by- thewest side of Ninth street,
on the South by the center of
Washington street and on the
East by the West line of the alley
between First and Second streets
shall be constructed of artificial
stone of concrete and ; cement,
and the district aforesaid shall be
known as the" concrete sidewalk
Why Not?
Inspire of "Clean-Up" day,
with all its offers of free drays
and free help, and in the face of
all that has been said and written
asking the people to clean up
their premises in this city, there
is apparently no interest taken in
the matter except by a few, a
very few, residents. What is
wrong? , Are Corvallis citizens
less public spirited than those of
neighboring cities? Are' they
lacking in the kind of pride that
causes a man to take a personal
interest in seeing things orderly
and urges him to do all he can to
aid in the movement towards
What is wrong with the church
people that so many of the church
grounds are overgrown with
weeds, littered with rubbish and
snow a . woetul lack ot attention.''
The best class of citizens ought
surely1 to set an example for
others, and no better place could
be found on which to manifest a
desire tor order,, beauty and clean
liness than several of the local j
church lawns and back yards.
' Another tning in connection
with cleaning up: Don't dump
your trash, dead cats, dogs, and
other rubbish onto the vacant lot
just over the fence. That lot be
longs to someone, and that "some
one',' will have it to clean up,
and may make it' uncomfortable ,
for you if he learns who imposed I
upon him in such a way. These
things have already been done in
Corvallis, and it is time that a
halt was called.
Let everyone look to his own
property and in cleaning up his
home premises every man is do
ing the best thing possible for a
beautiful and healthful Corvallis.
Soon the rain will be here again,
so let church people, the com
mon people, and ail the people,
join in the move and rid Corval
lis of all the shacks, china dens,
rubbish piles, unsightly alleys,
untidy grounds and other eye
sores that mar an therwise lovely
In looking up and down the
streets of Corvallis these days
one is apt to pause and inquire
"Where are they?" meaning the
residents who are usually to be
seen. Judging from reports a
great many are at Newport,
while others seek the - mountain
shade and gurgling . springs and
:Orooka.i-,.T.r - ?. 'j-iv -A
letter 4 from Njrpett: on
Wednesday, sent to a Corvallis I
mend, contains several items of
local interest. The writer says
There is certainly a mob of
people here this vear. and several
from Corvallis, the most impor
tant being Mr. Hopkins and the
dog. Mack Porter is here and
Pole Avery, also Dick Graham
and family, Prof. E. F. Pernot
and family, Mrs. Lucy Francisco
and Miss J.;N. McLennan, Tra
vis McDevitt, and others.
:Dick Kiger and family and
Mrant . U,lgw and family, and
their guest Miss Floyd, arrived
yesterday and are at the Abbey
House. - Prof. McKellips and
Prof. Taillandier and wives came
yesterday, also, and are at the
Bay View. 1
Miss Opal Williams, a former
well-known OAC . student, her
sister Julia. Mr. Allen and Miss
Gertrude Galbreath, all of Salem,
came a day or two ago. You
can ask Sam Hartsock who Miss
Gal jreath is, if you don't know.
Claude Murphy, of Corvallis,
is employed at the Newport
House, and Pearl Jones, Eula
Austin and Miss Patton are in
the Abbey House. .
i No Bugs in Benton.
There ' are . many things for
which Benton county should be
thankful. For instance, a party
just returned from a trip through
Idaho tells of the cricket plague
in that state, the insects appear
ing in clouds and destroying
whole , fields of grain. One
means of protection employed by
ranchers is tacking a wide strip
of tin ' just above the bottom
board on the fence, it being im
possible lor the pests to clamber
up the tin. As the crickets hop,
bur cannot fly, this saves the
grain in the field so protected.
It issaid if a coat or Other gar?
meat is thrown on the ground
for" even a tew moments, the
crickets will have ' gnawed holes
in it before you pick it up. No
such torments are found in the
Willamette the Eden of the
west. ..
Wnmen Are Making Hay.
On every band and every day
the. complaint is heard that help
cannot be had for love nor money,
in the bay fields of Oregon. Not
only in Benton county is the diffi
culty experienced but all over the
state, and even in Eastern Oregon
where they are offering from $4 to
$5 per day and cannot get men
even at, that.
In Benton, women are coming
to the rescue in their usual "un
expected", manner, and are work
ing side by side with husbands,
fathers and brothers.
Some of these women are load
ing hay, some are driving a team,'
hauling, while still others are
driving, the horse on the hay
fork at the big barn on the ranch, i
One of; these girls is an OAC
graduate and a popular teacher of
Benton county, but with rare
good sense she has not disdained
to make herself useful and is driv-
mg tne norse on a nayiorK at a
relative's ranch not so many
.miles north of Corvallis.
And yet, while women are
lending their aid in caring for
the crop, there are creatures who
call . themselves men, who are
seen loafing about town today, re
fusing to take fair wages and go
to work.
Mian Nelle Marrin, saleslady
Nolan's, leaves Sunday for her hoi
at Peoria to enjoy a two weeks' vac -
Sam Thurston, the former OAC
student and football player, has re
turned from Portland where ht
went to take treatment for tuber
culosis, and is now at the home c:
his parents,' Mr. and Mrs. Thurs
ton at Welle.
The Presbyterian social oa the
court house lawn Tuesday evenine
attracted a large crowd and every i
thing in the way of refre-h menta
was sold J w Over $30 was taken ia
and the Presbyterian pebpTe are
appreciative of the generous patrtm
ag beatowed by th-public. v
m pany
$3,000 ; Improved " Edison Machine
Guaranteed to Be First-Class Pictures in Every Way
Admission 15c and 25c. Reserved seats, 35c.
You're Sure to Grow
Over iny set of Shirt Waists Sets like those
now on sale at this store.
5 Shirt Waist Sets
for July are jusl as good for August or Septem
ber, or any other month, if bought, here. If
you WMUt what's exquisite, at a modest price,
buy a set. We guarantee ttiey're the greatest
value for the sum invested tiiat can D9 had.
See them and br.y a set. t .
Albert J. Metzoer
Occidental Building,, - ' - -' Corvallis
Sargent's Animal Trap
Pat. Nov. 11 , 1902. Agents wanted.
H li J!j lJiL ASS V iViAlN Uf iiUl U rttl.lJ i I
Ha rvey Sargent, Co r va 1 1 i s , O r eg o n
All first-class cigirs and tobacco; whist and pool
rootcs. Every customer treated like a prince.
iili Alarm - Clocks-
To Be Sold at $1.00 Each
A Clock tncdel iu design, price and time-keeping qualities
for home, camp and harvest crew, at
E. r:W. S- PRATT'S, Jeweler and Optician
Guns, Fishing Tackle, Baseball Goods
Go to Gun Modes'
We Carry the Famous Bristol Fishing Rod
1 B
O. O. Hlmmtmnd.
Patronlzo Homo Industry
' Outmldm OfcfaM Moiottmd.
I All Wmk Qmmrmmid.
July 27
The Sao frencisco
The Ashlmd Record speaks in
highest terms of this show. Jt
says: "The panoramic views
were splendid; more .than in
teresting really fascinating."
Hair In viy orator
And Dandruff Eradicafor
- JS it '",vl" i
CMW fen
: Trade Hart Reinsured.
Price, - Fifty Cents
Manufactured by . ;
Vegetable Compound Company
Corvallis, Oregon" 9t
Thin Trap ia guaranteed to
kill Gophers, Moles, Prairie
Dogs, Rats or Skonks, under
ground or on top. Either a puBh,
or a pull will touch it off. It
will take them going or com
ing. It isn't any ein for the
animals to kill themselves. '
jFonr d"GJ8 north rf postoffice
Ind. Phone 130.
Cham. Blakmalmm.
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