Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, July 31, 1906, Image 1

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. Jvieditms.
Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday. July 31. 1006.
Comfort Versus Misery
for Style.
-And all
The outing fad has never been
so widely prevalent as at present,
and the person who fails to se
cure the priv ilege of a few weeks'
rest from his labors,' during the
summer usually considers him
self a badly treated individual.
It is right and proper that this
privilege should be extended and
that the rest is almost a necessity,
if one would do one's best at work
the remaining eleven months of
the year, is acknowledged by all.
It is, however, more of a fad
with many, than a necessity or a
pleasure. People who do not do
enough work at any time to keep
their blood in circulation, pack
up at the right season and rush
to a seaside hotel for an "out
ing," simply to be in fashion,
and nothing else. .
' Be it said to the , credit of Cor
vallis people, few take to the
"summer hotel" for their vaca
tion rest, but instead they seek
the mountain shade, the mineral
springs or the seaside, where they
pitch their tents and live the
"lite simple," securing, the
change and rest so much needed.
The following clipped from an
exchange, gives one man's ex
perience: .
"One of the most prevalent of
the many forms of insanity that
afflict this fitful American . peo
ple is the habit of going every
summer to a place , called a sum
mer ' hot el . ' This' ' ter mr hymes
nicely with its right title.
"The ostensible object of this
common midsummer madness is
pleasure. This would be a joke
if it were not so sad. The pleas
ure in the game is deferred. It
comes next winter ' when, before
our cheery fireside or within our
snug flat, we chuckle and breathe
deep signs oi content to know
that, even ' though the janitor
treats us like dogs, we are not at
a summer hotel anyway.
"I was once a patient in a sum
mer hotel for what the calendar
said was two weeks . It seemed
longer than a four year's term I
once served in the city council.
My wife was with me. The only
thing I have against her, is that
she is associated in my mind
with those two weeks.
"We paid our board for three
weeks in advance, as our bag
gage didn't look good to the
clerk. But at the eod of two
weeks, in spite of the fact that I
felt bound in honor to fulfill my
contract and stay, the tempta
tion to fly was toj great . I had
lost enough weight to make fly
ing easy, only I leared I was not
dirigible. So, one night when
all was as near still as it gets in
one or these madhouses, when
somebody was apparently using
the untuned piano-forte in the
parlor as a spring-board and a
blonde girl with a hand-turned
voice was giving an unintention
al imitation of an autobobile
born in the crowded street, and a
game. of bridge whist among the
drugstore albinos was making it
self heard above all the rest, we
let our trunk down from the
windows with ropes, tobogganed
the fire escapes, and ran two
blocks to a railway station.
While we waited at the country
whistling post for the train that
was to take us back to home ajid
freedom we olung to each other
and listened for the baying of the
porters and bellboys and cham
bermaids that had been sicked
upon our warm trail when our
escape had been noted. It was
almost as unpleasant, for half an
hour or so, as if we had stayed
the other week.
"I would not go through the
experience again for the sum
mer's receipts of the highest
priced insane asylum adrertised
m any of the railway companies'
1 The meals served at these
summer "mad houses" are de
scribed thus:
Damp Napkins. Ice Water
Cantaloupe on the half shell, au Hind
Oatmeal Hulls diluted with Lavendar
2 Pancakes 2
Charred Bacon with Upright Eggs,
Coffee, or There's a Beason.
Petrified Salt, Empty Pepper Shakers.
Salmon Salad with Come Back Celery
Water near with Mint Grew.
Same Coffee, or Bone-set Tea.
Same Salt, Samn Pepper Shakers
Same Napkins Still Damp.
Jungle Boast with near gravy
Granulated Potatoes.
Egg Plant (fried) ;
S Cross Sections of Boiled Beets 3
2 Lima Beans 2
Same Coffee, Chocolate Eclaire
Finger Bowls if you tip the waiter.
No "Rollers" Wanted.
Perhaps Corvallis is better
known throughout the United
Stales today through its Holy
Roller notoriety than from any
other sort of "advertising" that
it has ever received. So wide
spread has been the discussion of
thispecuhar religion, so-called,
and so disgusted have the people
become over what has been pub
lished in regard to tne orgies
carried on by the sect in the past,
in Corvallis. that there is no
villagetownjor city but that is
familiar with the facts. In this
connection the fbllowing item in
Friday's Oregjonian from Lander,
Wyoming, is - of " in terest in Ben
ton county where Holy Rbllerism
first appeared:.. j
.enjsfeaie .ip
in ; arms against a colony of
"HolyRollers" who are to ar
rive here tomorrow morning with
the idea of registering claims on
the : Shoshone leservation and
founding a town near this city.
It is understood that another
colony is on the way from California-and
"When hews of their coming
was received, an indignation
meeting was held, at which con
servative: citizens voved that
members of the. peculiar sect
should not be given a foothold.
The hotheaded ones advocated
driving them from the district
with rifles."
A Peculiar' Accident.
John Harris, a w?ll-known
rancher of northern Benton, was
considerably injured in an acci
dent Friday afternoon, in; Cor
vallis. Mr.- Harris had pur
chased a keg of nails at a local
hardware store and had started
to the Strong sawmill for a load
of lumber. He had the bed off
his wagon snd the keg of nails
was placed on the gear and Mr.
Harris sat on the keg. In the
vicinity ot the Waldoa home the
keg overturned and Mr. Harris
was thrown under the wagon,
the wheels passing over his chest.
The ribs were severely sprung,
but forlunrtely none were broken,
and while the injury proved
very painful, it is a miracle that
it was not much more serious.
A telephone message to Ben
Harris, a brother residing near
Wells, and another to Mrs. Har
lis, brought both to the bedside
of the injured man, but Mr. Har
ris was able to be taken home
Friday evening, and no further
serious results are anticipated.
After the accident Mr. Harris
was taken to the Bryant home,
where he was made as comfort
able as possible, a local physi
cian being summoned to attend
Born, Friday, to Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Thompson, u son.
A party from Portland states
that tha building boom on in that
city is Bomething amazing, and
carpenters are gettieg $4 per day
for eight hours' work. From Port
land to Lents, a distance of beven
miles it is said buildings are going
up on nearly erery block. Harvey
Albrignt, a former Corvallis w con
tractor, it among those wb'are reap
tag. a Jaarrtst srpca to Uj
So Says Hammond, the Railroad
King, Regarding Extentions.-
Reports of alleged sales of the
C. and E. railroad have been so
numerous in Corvallis in times
past that people have come to re
gard such stories in the light of
stale jokes. The latest of these
was circulated in this city recent
ly, when it was. darkly insinuated
by some who professed to be
"next" that the C. and E. had
changed hands, the purchaser,
it was claimed, being the Chicago
and Northwestern. This line,
the report went, owned enough
timber along either side of the
route to more than pay . for the
road, and it was further stated
that bonds had already been float
ed to pay for the line complete.
Inquiry at the local C. and E.
office failed to elicit any facts' to
substantiate the report, and in
further ; contradiction " comes .: a
statement from A. B; Hammond,
the railroad man whose word is
law. ,:. The statement appeared in
Friday's Oregon Journol and is
as follows:
-. "There will be no extensions
of any of our roads in Oregon
this year. What I said to the
Journal on this subject was cor
rect. . We are not planning any
construction work. Labor is too
scarce, materials are too high'
said , A. B. Hammond, who with
H. E. Huntington controls,; the
Corvallis & Eastern and the As
toria 8c Columbia River railroads
"How about the report that
you will extend the A. & CI R.,
to Tillamook and the C. i & E.
across 'cenaitn7''::--
ttWell, I didn't say anything;
did I?" --it
"Will you extend . these lines
at all?"
"Some day."
And another reported exten
sion of the Corvallis & Eastern
from Idahnah to Ontario goes
glimmering. For a long time
this survey has been partly made,
and in view of the company's
ownership of a land grant exten
ding across the state, furnishing
practically a readv right of way.
it has been expected that such an
extension would be made some
day. I Mr. Hammond admits that
"some day" it will, but that is as
far as he is willing to go in any.
official statement. . He says that
these roads have been extended or
sold bv rumor, many times but
that there is nothing doing.
Terrible Mountain Fire.
The Altndv Herald on Friday
had the following relative to the
big fire in the mountains towards
the Front:
A timber fire in the Cascade
mountains along tne une ot the
Corvallis & Eastern railroad is
threatening to develop into a
most destructive agent, and her
culean efforts are being made to
quench the flames or to confine
hem to the territory in which
they are now raging. A fire start
ed on the Marion county bank of
of the Santiam near the water
tank six miles this side of Detroit
on Wednesday. At hrst tne nre
was not thought to be dangerous.
But a high wind came up and in
a short time the fire had extended
into a fine body of timber, and
Wednesday night it covered what
is known as the bald hill on the
Marion county side of the C. &
E. railroad.
A fire train carrying a party of
woodsmen went to the scene,
and all night and all day Thurs
day the flames were fought. The
train came to the city late last
night, and after midnight was
again sent out with a large party
of firefighters, j5 men joining
the train at Mill City from the
forces of the Curtiss Lumber com
pany, and vigorous efforts . will
be made to confine the fife to the
250 acres oi timberthat were
burning; last night.
- The land on which the timber
was Imnungfcehtostfl&tlieC.
'.Salliw estate and toJoha Daly
of Detroit, and the timber is
among the best on the Santiam
river. The burning of the big
fir trees at night on the high hills
is described as one of the most
awful and grand spectacles seen
in the mountains in many years.
The fire is not far from the
tracks of the Corvallis & Eastern
railroad, but the property of the
railroad company is in no danger.
The fire will, however, do great
damage to . the property of the
Curtis Lumber company unless
it is speedily checked.
In connection with the above,
Saturday's report was as follows:
The fire in the Cascade moun
tains this side of Detroit is
spreading, and in spite of the
large force at work is sweeping
farther into the timber. It was
last night traveling in the direc
tion of Breitenbush into the
finest body of timber on the re
serve, and while the large force
of men at work were doing every
thing possible to check the
flames, little progress was made
by them. The fire started over
a mile this side of the line of the
reserve, but yesterday noon the
line was reached, and since that
time the flames have been rag
ing in the government reserve
and some 1,500 acres, were last
night a mass of flames, the pil
lars of fire shooting far up in the
air. ' v s
. The government forest service
nas raereo mat ail tne men
avaiiaoie pe put into service
fighting the flame, the expense to
be borne by the government.
The Curtiss Lumber Company
is.ap'prehesive as - to -their hold
lasasheflames rtislr onward
towards the heart of the finest
belt of timber in the mountains.
Bellefountain News.
Sam Reader will begin work
with his new threshig outfit the
Hirschel Mack leaves in a few
days for Stayton, where he will
be ernployed in his father's flour
ing mills.
fJ.TH. Edwards has purchased
a: pair- of handsome, 6-year-old
driving mares from a party in
Alsea. The price paid was $300.
A hayrack party of twentyfive
with Miss Allie Reader and
Missjosie Bennett as chaperones,
attended the social atMcFarland's
chapel and all report a jolly time.
Mr?. Eva Nichols and Mrs.
Ethel Mack have established
old maid quarters at the home
of the latter, during the absence
of Mr. Mack and Mr. Nichols in
the harvest field.
Prof. F. L. Kent relum I Satur
day from a brief visit at Hill borc.5
The litest real estate transfers
61ed f..r record are: R. L. and
A. D. Price in Frank Tharp. 10
acrea in noriht-ri. Benton, $400;
Mrs Franc- A. Helm to Punder
son Avery, 7 lotsin block 4, H-Im's
addition to the original town of
Marysville, now Corvallip, $700.
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Inmates Calm While Building
An Oregonian dispatch of Fri
day says:
Fire which probably originated
from an electric light wire, burn
ed the woodwoik out of the attic
of one of the central wards of the
State Insane Asylum this forenoon.
The fire was confined to the one
ward, and was at no time in dan
ger of getting beyond the control
of the firefighters. The two fire
companies, composed of asvluul
employes, aided by the Salem
fire department and by convicts
and guards from the penitentiary,
saved the building. The loss is
due chiefly to damage from water
seeping through the floors and
ceilings. Superintendent Cal
breath thinks the damage can be
repaired for $2,500. though it
may cost $5,000. -
Owing to the fact that the
patients at the asylum are. given
a weekly fire drill, they were
quickly marched out of the build-
j and were at no time in any
danger. One attendant. G. V.
Boags, fainted from exhaustion
after an bout's hard work in the
smoke and "heat. The night of
the fire the patients were sleeping
in their beds in all three of the
wards over wbich the firebuined.
The fire originated in the attic
lover the first tier of wards north
of the central section of the build
ing. These wards are occupied
by new patients and patients who
are convalescing. ;
, Thev patients were entirely
calm and showed no excitement
whatever." Those patients' who
were in wards distant from the
Sargent's Animal Trap
Pat. Nov. II, 1902. Agents wanted. animals to kill themselvep.
Harvey Sargent, Corvallis, Oregon
AU first-class cigars and tobacco; whist and pool
rooms. Every customer treated like a prince.
To Be Sold at $1.00 Each
A Clock model iu design, price and time-keeping qualities
for home, camp and harvest crew, at
EL W. S. PRATT'S, Jeweler and Optician
Guns, Fishing Tackle, Baseball Goods
Go to Gun Hodes'
We Carry the Famous Bristol Fishing Rod
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D. O. Hlmmtmnd. - - CAm. Blmkmmlmm.
PatronIz0 Homo Industry
fOmtmUm Ofdmrm SmttoUmd. .
part oi ihe building iu hich tne
fire oiioinated were not taken out
of the building, but were kept in
readiness to go out any time
Tfu wi l of the late Z-li Doddle
was fiii f,r proh.iM at ! le v'scrk's
. ffioe Srttiirithv. Th v!ufofthe
esiite ir PKtiniatt-ri .r $2 5' (h
real entHt, i-t.i'g f .hout
525 actes of larl having rpHn c?-lecL
O !h tbre 81. to ivi a yf.,r 0,
200 in oasi Ht ill pfiit- limt'. Paul
DudeV, it t-o.- , is umtifd as &iniin
islmtor. to mm v without bond?. V
Nfw mi R Aii.s i-ft v9?etday
for Chil o:', (vt 1? (rri.f ut to
vinit hc , y (-r Sumltn . The
church ihHt h- tKiiMii g ftt Carl
ton will be completed in ab.ut two
You're Sure to Grow
Over my set oi Shir.t Waists Sets like those
now on sale at this store.
Shirt Waist Sets'
for July are just as good for August or Septem
ber, or any other month, if bought here, if
yon want what's exquisite, at a modest price,
buy a set. We guarantee they're the greatest
value for the sum invested taat can be had.
See them and buy a jet-
PAIbert J Aietzoer
Occidental Building, - - - - Oorvallia
I'This Trap ia guaranteed to B
kill Gophers, Molee, Prairie
Doge, Rats or Skunks, under
ground or on top. Either apueh
or a pull will touch it off. It
will take them going or com
ing. It isn't any Bin for the
jFour dmois north of postoffice
Ind. .Phone 130.
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