Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, August 07, 1906, Image 1

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Vol. XXJXt.
In Neighboring State Thinks
Benton Beats It.
A letter from S. H. Horton of
Corvallis, now in Washington on
an observation trip, contains
many interesting bits ot informa
tion and is here given in full.
Dated at Spokane, it reads as
We have been here over a week
seeing sights and taking notes.
I think real estate is high here,
when farming land sells for $100
per acre, twelve miles from Spo
kane, that is not as good as land
that can be bought in Benton for
$15 per acre. It is all boom. It
is lively here, money plentiful,
but wages for common labor are
about the same as in Benton
Myself and wife went on an
excursion the 29th of July. Left;
Spokane on traction cars and ar
rived at Coeur d'Alene, distance
10 miles, then by boat up Coeur
d'Alene Lake 30 miles, then up
St. Joe river to St. Marys, thence
up the river to St. Joe.
at the head of navigation. The
river is very narrow and appar
ently has but little current. In
some places it is so narrow that
boats cannot pass each other.- We
had a nice rain going up the re
er, so you see it rains in Idaho
when it doesn't rain in Washing
ton and Oregon.
It has been very warm weather
all the time up here, more so than
in the valley. At Spokane and
in Idaho grain, vegetables and
iruit are about three or four weeks
later than in Benton county.
I met an old army comrade
here who was driving an ambu
lance at the battle of Nashville,
and who took me from the battle
field after I was wounded, taking
me to the hospital. SaweveTal
old comrades trom my old regi
ment and we were glad to meet
and greet each other, after so long
a time.
I was here fifteen years ago
and the hotel I then stopped at
now looks like an infant in com
parison with other buildings that
have been built since that time.
Spokane City is a nice place; they
have 80,000 inhabitants, but I
don't think I would like to live
here. I will stop up here two or
three weeks longer, then will go
home to old Corvallis and while
away the time. Very truly,
S. H. Horton.
A Delightful Affair.
During the dull summertime
in Corvallis, when almost every
one is in the mountains, at the
springs, or by the sad sea waves,
social events are few and far be
tween and the society reporter
sighs for the season of gaiety and
"affairs, "that the columns of the
local sheet may be filled with in
teresting bits of sociai gossip so
dear to the average feminine
reader. But, like an oasis in the
desert, comes a dinner and a
launching party, given by two
charming young hostesses, Misses
Iva and Berthi'e Barclay. The
affair happened Sunday evening,
and after a delicious dinner, to
which all paid due attention, a
launching trip down the riyer
was enjoyed, the evening being
delightfully cool, with a full har
vest moon shedding a mellow
glow on all below.
The ladies were voted royal
entertained by their guests, who
were: Misses Lillian and Belle
Ranney and Bertha Thrasher,
and Messrs. Ralph Pruett, Sam
Hartsock, Millard Long, Harry
Auld and Charles Porter.
Closed Friday.
After a very successful five
weeksV terra, Prof. Tartar's sum
mer school came to a close out at
the college Friday, . aad begin
ning tomorrow .those . who. took
the work,, will stfrnd a, rigid ex
amination t demonstrate wheth
er or not the summer's coaching
has bcjeq of benefit to them. The
Corvallis, Benton County," Oregon, Tuesday. August T. lSOG.
examination will last three days,
closing Friday afternoon.
Prof. Tartar is one of the best
educators in this line, in this
sectisn of Oregon, and there is
no doubt that his pupils will
make an excellent showing in
the examinations this week.
Those who have attended the
summer school are: E. L. Kee
zel and Miss Merrick of Phil
omath; Misses Maud and Mina
Harper, Myrtle Harrington,
Myrtle Langley, Essie Adams,
Elsie Rice, Lena Tartar, Walter
DuMoulin, Alice Hill, Minnie
Phillips, Mabel Price, Belle
Mattley, Minnie Price, Kings
Valley; Clara Pimm, Miss Spark
man and Edna Thompson.
Accidents on C. & E.
Things were lively on the up
per end of the C. & E. railroad,
I near the front, a few davs ago,
according to a story tola here
As the regular train was Hear
ing Detreit the engine was
thrown off the track by the
spreading of the rails, and a mes
sage was sent back to Albany for
With engine number 6, Master
Mechanic Walsh put out for the
scene of disaster, but ill fortune
seemed to hover over the C. &
E. that day, for as the special
reached a point between Berry
and Halstead a huge log was
seen lying across the track. The
fireman and Mr. Walsh jumped
and escaped uninjured, . but the
engine was thrown from the
track and completely turned
The regular train was righted
and is on the run as usual, , but
the relief edgine. is . still " beside
the track, - upside down. It is
said that the log rolled about
rue mountain siae, . .oeiore land
ing on the track.
Real Estate Transfers.
Alfred McClure and wife to S
A McClure, q c d ot 20 acres near
Monroe ; $360!
Alfred McClure and wife to S
A McClure, deed to 20 acres near
Monroe; $450.
Chas H Everett to Maud
Hemphill, lot 5,, block 4, Dick
sou's Addition to Corvallis;
Wallace Frantz and wife to W
L Bush, undivided Half interest
in 320 acres in Kings Valley;
E E Overman and wife to
Chas M Staahl, undivided halt
interest 01279 acres southwest of
Philomath; $600.
Elizabeth Elliot, et al, to
Joseph Cragsr, lots 7, 8 and 9.
block 4, m the County Addition
of Corvaliis; $375.
Chas McHenry and wife to A
W Darbv, deed to lots 5 and 6,
block 18, Wilkin's Addition to
Corvallts; $1.00
Bellefountain Briefs.
Mr. and Mrs. L- F. Belknap
of Forest Grove are gue.-ts ot re-
atives here, amongr others, Mrs.
Robert Kyle and W. C. and E. !
H. Belknap.
M. G. Gragg, while working
with his mower, Friday, had the
misfortune to almost cut off the
ittle finger on his left hand.
A number of Bellefountain
youug people have gone to work
in the harvest fields. Among
them are Gale Herron, Miss
Bradley and Belle Edwards, who
have gone to Linn countv, and
Earl, Cari and Bertha Edwards
who are in Lane county.
Miss Rena Waltz of San
Francisco is visiting relatives
here. X.
Miss Effie Smith underwent a snrgical
operation for appendicitis, Friday, at
hex home across the river in Linn coun
ty. ' The operation was done by local
phyiiciatu and ht young lady is getting
along nicely.
Prospect at U. of O.
cording to The Guard.
Although the University of
0 -
Oregon football schedule for the
coming season has not been com
pleted, Manager Guy Mount has
announced the following games:
October 27 Oregon vs. Idaho
at Moscow.
November 3 Oregon vs. Wil
lamette, at Eugene.
November 10 Oregon vs. Cor
vallis at Corvallis. .
November 29 (Thanksgiving
Day) Oregon vs. Multnomah,
at Portland.
Two dates, October 20 and
November 24, are still open, but
it is unlikely that any game will
be scheduled on the latter date,
as Manager Mount wishes his
men to have a good rest before
the big Thanksgiving game with
Multnomah. Efforts are being
made to secure a game for Octob
er 20, and it is reasonably certain
tbat some good team will meet
the 'varisity on . Kincaid field
that date. The schedule is lim
ited to six games. For the past
three years Oregon has played
eight games, but there is a gen
eral demand, especially among
football men, for a shorter sched
ule. : ; . ; ; . .
College will open on September
25 and Captain Chandler expects
to begin football practice imme
diately thereafter. Coach Hugo
Bezdek will be on hand before
college opens and Trainer "Bill"
Hay ward is all eady here. With
the famous Bezdek as coacn and
"Bill" Hayward as trainer the
Oregon football men will be as
well coached as any team in ; the
west this year. The season will
begin with the following old play
ers on hand: W. G. Chandler,
C. Moores, , left end ; Henry Mc
Kinney, right tackle; Olin Arn
spiger, left tackle, Fred C. Moul
len, left guard; Geo. W. Hug
center; John R. Latourette, quar
terback; Walter Mclntyre, sub
stitute guard; W. R. Ray, sub
stitute guard; Bob Hammond,
substitute end. Besides these,
most of the second team men of
last year will be in college, and
there will be a fine lot of mate
rial in the freshmen class.
Money In Cherries.
As a cherry story, the following
is hard to beat. It also shows
what diversified farming would
mean to Oregon farmers in gen
eral. The item is from the Eu
gene? Guard:
M. S Barker went over to M.
II. Harlow's farm, just across the
river, this morning to take a
photograph of his two-acre Royal
Awn cherrv orchard to be used in
the advertisement to be carried in
the Pacific Mouth! y by the Eu
gene commercial bodies. This
orchard yielded a bumper crop
this year. Off of the two acres Mr.
Harlow secured 23,700 pounds
or eleven tons and . '1700
pounds cherries compared with
19,000 pounds or g4 tons last
year. At 4 cents a pound the
cherries brought him $948 or
$474 an acre. The cost of pick
ing and marketing them was
$236, leaving a net profit of $712
or $356 ah acre. Mr. Harlow
says if it had not been for the
cold rains in May and Tune tie
would nave had at least 20 per
cent more cherries th&n he did
Moving The Lighthouse.
General Superintendent Sam-
ner 1. Js.imDall ana Assistant
Superintendant C. H. McCullum
of the United States life saving
service, both with headquarter-
in Washington, D.. C, were at
Newport the past few days to in
spect the life saving station at
that point and to complete the
details for the, temoval of the
station from the present quarter
on the south beach to the .old
lighthouse in . Newport.- where
the station will Hereafter be lo-
cated. The eresent location of the i
station is two miles from New
port on the low beach while the
new location will place the life
savers on the high : promontory
between the north jetty and the
Nye Creek beach, adjoining
Newport and in a commanding
position, where the sea and har
bor can be overlooked at all times,
The- old lighthouse at New
port, vacant and out of use for
many years will be repaired and
a m
win oe made to do service as part
or tne station . herealter. Mere
the lite savers will be placed in
far more comfortable quarters
than they have had heretofore
and their life will not be as lone
ly as 'it has been in the past.
The change is one that has long
been desired and recommendations
in tayor ot it have been made for
years. At the new station the
men will be at the nearest point
they could be located to the bar
where, if at all, their services
would be required. Albany Her
Excursion, Regatta, Clambake.
The rapidly - swelling crowds
at Newport will probably reach
the highest notch in point ot
numbers the middle of this
month, when the big clambake
and regatta will be held on the
beach. The Elks of Albany,
Salem and Eugene have been in
vited to take charge of the excur
sion and make it their annual re
union and clambake, and have
signified a willingness to do so.
This means that all previous ex
cursions will be eclipsed. Ac
commodations for 2.000 people
will be provided on August 12,
when the clambake occurs, and
the trains will probably ; be taxed
to their utmost at that. Trains
will be run from points onf the
Eugene and Detroit. This meats
the biggest ' excursion the ' Cor
vallis & Eastern and. Southern
Pacific railroads have ever riu to
Newport. The bay beach, w'lich
is protected from the north w: nl,
will be utilized for the clambake,
and, in full view of the crowds
on the beach, the aquatic contests
will be pulled off on the smooth
waters of . the bay. Oarsmen
from Portland will compete and
numerous contests of an interest
ing nature are arranged for by
the committee.
Died Suddenly.
Andrew Hart expired sudden
ly Sunday evening at his home
in Job's Addition. Mr. Hart
came to this city about three
vears ago trom Jiloomington,
Kansas, where he had several
sons. Deceased had the appeal -ance
of being a most upright man
and a worthy citizen. Heirt
'ailure is supposed to have been
the cause of his death.
Mr. Hart was about 70 years ot
aae. He' was a Mason and will
likely be buried by that Older
on the arrival of a son from Kan
sas some time during the latter
part of the week.
Hair Invigorafor
And Dandruff Eradfcator
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Prlct, . - .Fitly Cents
uruufaeturtd by
Tlw Vtsttablt Compound tampany
Ctrrtra, Cream 9t
Much Interest Manifested in It
'f by Alsea People.
Over in Alsea, where for years
the people have been practically
shut in from the rest of the world
during the winter .months, be
cause of the almost impassable
condition of the road that crosses
the mountain to the nearest mar
ket, Corvallis, 28 miles away,
they have a hope now that within
a tew years an .outlet to the val
ley will be obtained in the shape
of the new coast railroad.
A -representative of the . pro
posed road was in Alsea Valley
last week, and to the residents of
that locality he talked railroad.
So interested have the people be
come in the project that it is
stated that between $5,000 and
$6,000 have been subscribed by
leading citizens of the valley.
These amounts are pledged in
the shape of personal notes, to
fall due in 1910 in case the road
is completed in that time. If the
company fails to have the work
done by that time, one year more
is to be granted; but if at the
close of 191 1 the road is still in
complete, the notes given become
null and void.
It is stated nearly everv resident
of Alsea is intenselv interested in
the measure,1 although strange to
say, the railroad will not be near
er than 20 miles to the valley, if
it is built as proposed. But to
escape the mountain road and to
have a market that can be reach
ed on the level during' the winter
season is an incentive that is j
causing the. Alsea people to give
all the encouragement at their
Franklin iron Works coRVAms, or.
All first-clas3 cigire and tobacco; whist and pool
rooms. Every customer treated like a prince.
Guns, Fishing Tackle, Baseball Goods
Go to Gun Hodes'
We Carry the Famous
0. O. Htostantf. Cham. Blakmmlmm. ; I
Ratronlzo Homo Industry. I
Ootmldm Onbn SolloHmd. lOORVALUMK: . 21
r All Wmrk Gmmrmntd. .OREBOM. T;
command to the promotion 01 the
new enterprise. ';'.'
The survey work on the pro
posed Coast road 'is being pros
ecuted with great vigor in all di
rections, according to the reports
obtainable. The man who se
cured the subscription in Alsea
last week had also made a tour
of the Five Riveis country, and
it is said he encountered the
same enthui-iaMii theie among
the citizens.
Among those in Alsea valley
who are said to have aiven
pledges are Haden Bros., Wade
Malone, Dave Tom, Warfield
Bros., the Rrrafts, Mr. Loug
bottom, W. D. Risley and many
other prominent citizens.
You're Sure to Crow
Over iny set of Shirt WalstsSets like tl o e
now on sale at this store. v
for July are just as eood for August it Semem-
ber, or any other month, if bought, here. If
you want what's exquisite, at a modest i-rice.
buy a set. We guarantee they're the greatest
value for the sum invested that cau be had
See them and buy a set.
Albert J. Metzger
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Occidental Building, - - - Corvallia
You to Buy a
From the Stock
Now on Hand
FiiEt come, first served.
We only have a few at this
price. If you want a high
grade Baler, now is your
chance. Order today.
iFour doo)8 nortli
of postoffice
Pbone 130.
Bristol Fishing Rod