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Corv ALOS, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, December
4; 1908. . NO. S9
In Corvallis Rev. Gibbs the
Speaker. Discourse in Part.
For various reasons many peo
ple could not attend the union
Thanksgiving services at the
Presbyterian church, and for that
reason, and in order that other
readers may share in the sermon,
a portion of the address is here
The services were wall attend
ed and highly interesting.
Most of the pastors of the city
were present and took part in the
services. The collection taken
was given to the W. C. T. U.
society to be used in the interest
of their free reading room in Cor
vallis. Some excellent music
was furnished by the Presbyter
ian choir, and Rev. M. S. Bush, j
the pastor of the church, con
ducted the preliminary services.
-The sermon was preached by
Rev. G. H. Gibbs, pastor ot the
M. E. church, South. The ser
mon throughout is worthy of
publication, but our space is too
limited to eive anything more
than a short sketch. The fol
lowing is a part of the discourse
'This is a day set apart by
our nation that we may make
public acknowledgement ot our
gratitude to God for his Dless
ings. It is a time of special re
ioicine an hour when Thanks
giving and praise should flow
from all hearts and lips. Nature
all about us is full of glee. Birds
chant. kids frolic. the
little brooklets sing and all the
trees of the field clap their hands
for joy. . Surely all people and
especially christian people, should
be joyous and thankful. Ma n's
duty is not only to obey God,
but to enjoy and praise him for
ever. Thanksgiving has a three-fold
character sportive, testive and
religious. It is the religious
feature of the day that we admire
and enjoy most. Thanksgiving
has its origin in the Bible. God
himself sent out the first procla
mation. He said to the Jews,
"Thou shalt keep the least of in
catherinff, which is in the end
of the year, when thou hast
gathered in thy labors out of the
After the flood when Noah was
presenting his thank ofTeiing,
God renewed the covenant with
him saying, "While the earth
remaineth, and time and harvest,
and cold and heat, aud summer
and winter, day and night shall
not c:ase." I his covenant is
the assurance from God that dur
iug the existence of this earth
his natural laws shall be su
preme and that man beneath his
providence and mercy shall not
be denied the results or honest
toil as he works in harmony with
these laws and the returning sea
sons. Thanksgiving Day was first
celebrated in America in 162 1 by
the Pilgrim fathers. The first
national proclamation was issued
in 1863 by President Lincoln.
Thanksgiving has come to stay.
President and governors conform
to the popular enactment now,
and issue their proclamations as a
matter of course.
Taanksgiving is- more than a
holiday. It is a memorial of
our tiuit in God It is a better
coufession of out na. ions faith in
God than an amendment could
be which would put God in the
constitution of the United States.
Established custom is stronger
thau written statutes. We can
say with the Psalmist, "Blessed
is the uation whose God is the
Lord," "He hath not dealt so
with any nation," "The Lord
hath done great things for us,
whereof we are glad." God hath
done great things for us in re
spect to population, territory,
wealth, education, churches,
Bibles, freedom, union and
peace. The text exhorts us to
"Let the peace of God rule in
our hearts." The peace of God
is the richest treasure attainable
in this world. The christian's
gladness and joy has its origin in
God birasilf. The botne of this
gladness is in tie heart, deep
down in the heart where no ex
ternals can touch it. Outward
surroundings do not bring it, to
us, neither can they take it away.
The christian peace and j i is
no second rate thing Ii is a
blessing put directly into the
heart of Christ through the Holy
Spirit aud God's inspired word.
The worldly man thinks Gjd's
provisions for his people is but
poor fare. To him the idea of a
christian being happy and joy
ous is incomprehensible. The
truth is he will never know the
fulness of peace and joy, until he
seeks that which Christ alone can
give. Let us thank God for
Above all, let us thank God
for the thrilling doctrine of im
mortality, which brings to us to
day the assurance of an eternal
Thanksgiving Day in the pres
ence of God, where there is ful
ness of joy and pleasme forever
Little Mary Irene Miller is
dead. After an !lness of nearly
three weeks, H'irin.-f which time
she underwem statical oper
ation for appendicitis, death re
lieved her tenibie suffering at
2:30 Frid4v morning.
The Hnerai occurred from the
resident 4f r a. m. Saturday,
Rev. G. 11. Feese conducting the
servire inn interment was in I.
O. O. F. cemetery.
Li't e Mary was born in this
citv 1 was aged seven years.
8 month, nnd 20 davs. She
was the vuungest of a large fam
ily and s such was a favorite
with her brothers and sisters, as
well as wtu neighbors and
friends, being a bright, affection
ate child. Her loss is a sad blow
to the family and the smpathy of
the community is extended the
All Will be Hieasd.
An excellent entertainment is
promised af the Congregational
church Frid iv evening, in the
pipe organ rocital to be given by
Prof. Gerard Taillandier assisted
by Miss E'-lna Sheehy. The pro
gram is as tallows:
Ave Maria Arc delt-Liszl
Communion iu e Batiste
March from 5th Organ Synphonie
I'm Weatiug awa' Foote
Tarn Thee unto me from Oratoris Eli
Adante Ambroise Thomas
Mies Edca Sheehy
Pilgrim's song of Hope
Faulasie in C
Shermah Gleason of Corvallis
visited with friende cu Beaver
Creek lasr week.
The Alford Bros, of Pailomath
hunted cattle on Beaver Crick
oae day last week.
Sherman Gleason and Lester
Mercer are visiting relatives at
Bellefountain this week.
Henry Starr was a Philomath
visitor one day this week.
Mrs. Stevens is reported o
have been on the sick list last
Mrs. Daniel who suffered a
slight stroke from blooi poison is
reported to be in her usual state
Marcus Henderson who has
been working for the - Beaton
County Lumber Co. has returned
home to stay for the winter.
IT WAS "EASY."
So Hunter Bagged the Game
Sad, Sad Tale.
A sad, sad story in which three
mad, mad men figured has been
discussed in whispers about town
the past few days. Everyone
concerned solemnly swore to
keep the secret to his dying day,
but some people would talk it
they died for (it, and as might be
expected, the cat is out of the
As is pretty generally known,
Robert Huston and Mike Bauer
are "good fellows" and also good
hunters. . The squawk of a wild
duck sets their nerves on edge
until they can't eat nor sleep,
and recently they conceived the
plan of securing the privilege of
putting ' decoys in William
Bogue's slough across the river.
These decoys they decided should
be live, tame ducks resembling s
closely as possible the wild birds
they fought. Seven or eignt of
the tame clucks were procured
and taken across to the slough but
to guard against disaster and loss
a pen of wire netting was erect
ed, and the birds placed therein.
"Gosh, but they'll draw like a
porus plaster," declared Hustou
enthusiastically, as he and Bauer
surveyed, their penned-up de
coys and figured on about how
many car loads of wild ducks
caey would ship between now
and Christmas, as a result of
"You bet there'll be some
thing doing around here when
they begin to squawk and flap
their flippers," confidently pre
dicted the handsome blonde tai
lor. And so, -chatting and immense
ly pleased with themselves, the
Corvallis men returned home,
having installed William Bogue
as chief duck feeder and guardian
of the pond. j
Friday, armed with a couple of
guns . apiece ana ammunition
enough to stock an arsenal, Hus
ton and Bauer crossed the river
and neared the hunting grounds.
They sneaked along like a cou
ple ot highwaymen until near
the pond, when Bauer remarked
in a stage whisper, "Durned if I
hear any squawking," and Hus
ton responded in the same
tone, "S-sh! don't make a sound
the water' 11 be black with 'em
when we get in sight, you'll
And then they arrived at the
pond. Sea-sickness, home-sickness
and love-sickness all com
bined never made a man feel
half as "done-up" as did the
two Corvallis hunters as they
gazed on the scene. Not a decoy
was left, for some hunter had
chanced that way and s eing the
seven ducks penned up awaiting
his arrival had quietly bagged
the game and gone home to en
joy a well-earned Thanksgiving
Hustou, Bauer and Bogue
made a frantic rush to the river
and began patrolling the bank
to catch the thief as he crossed
the ferrv. But he did not cross.
Hour after hour passed and the
cold grew unbearable. A tele
phone message summoned Chief
Lane and he crossed the river
and tco'-c his turn at watching the
bank. But after getting influen
za and chill blaius, the Chief de
cided thatthe ducks could go to J
Hoo u!u, and the weary wttca
ers returned to Corvallis and gave
it up as a hopeless cae.
A popular Benton county, boy
figured in a very pretty wadding
on Thanksgiving day, his bride
being an Albany lady. The
young man is Otto Locke and
the bride. Miss Lona Nanaey.
The wedding took place at the
bride's home at high noon, the
ring ceremony being performed
by Rev. White.
At the appaiuted hour the
wedding march wa,s heard, played
by Miss Linnie Kimsey and the
bridal party appearei and took a
position under a prettv " arch of
chrysanthemums. The bride's
maid was Miss Vida Nanney and
Wolter Locke was best man.
About 40 guests witnessed the
impressive ceremony, which was
followed by congratulations aud
a sumptuous wedding luncheon.
The flower girl was Grace Locke,
who looked dainty and winsome.
The bride was attractive in
white dotted swiss over silk, with
veil. She carried a bouquet of
white roses. The bride's maid
was prettily attired in pink silk
and carried pink roses.
I he decorations were artistic
and beautiful, consisting of ferns,
mistletoe and ivy. A large num
ber of handsome presents were
received, consisting of cut glass.
silver and furniture.
Mr. and Mr?. Locke left im
mediately for Portland for a few
days' sojourn, after which they
will be at home at the Locke
farm near Mt. View.
The bride is an estimable
young lady and the groom is a
son of A. R. Locke, one of Ben
ton's substantial and respected
The young people
good wishes of all.
For the Big Fair.
The following are the cowtributienB
obtained for the big School Aaricuftural
Fairamounting to $203, Bince the publi
cation of the former list in the Gazette:
All wool flag, value, $5, Dr. R. G. Log-
gan, Philomath .
R. J. Moses, Philomath, $10 due bill.
W. W. Hill, shoes and a history, $6.
J, W. Henkle, $10, gents hat, rubber,
boots and boa. ' '
Benton County Review, $10, printing
D. B. Farley, Monroa, $15, El. Reg.
Poland China pig.
A. Wilhelm & Sons, 820, flour.
P. M. Zierolf, $8, set Haviland chica
T. W. B Smith, $20, one Billy and
Henkle & Davis. $8, boys' fine shoes
and dress pattern.
W. H. Malone, Ahea, $5, 22 cart, rifle
and fancy glass dishes.
Corvallis Bicycle Shop, $5, catcher's
mitt and league ball.
Bauer & Wilkins, $8, pair pants.
John Whitaker. $15, R9g. Lincoln
T. A. Bouldea, $5, due bill.
Ingle & Tozier, $10, fancy riding bridle
aud riding whip.
Miller & Alcorn, Kings Valley, $5.50,
Geo. Leeper, Philomath, $8, 2 dozen
F. P, Clark, Philomath, $5. parlor
Pugsley & Son, Philomath, $5. due bill.
H. E. Hodes, Pioneer Gun Store, $8,
single barrel Stephens shot g'u.
All necessary light, Willamette Vallev
Drayage, City Transfer Co.
Money is Needed.
We desire to congratulate the business
men and those private citizens who have
contributed so liberally foi premiums
and otherwise for the big fair. Suffi
cient t remiums have been secured for
contests, besides more are to ba offered
There is another matter essential for
the scces s of the fair. Bands muat be
secured and other neccessary matters ad
justed and this will take money. At
least $400 ought to be at the command
of tae finance committee. Up to the
1 resent, time about $125 has been pledged.
The committee hopes to have the private
cash contributions foot up to $300. Tht
county court will be asked to give at
least $2 JO.
Everv luisou -s man will be -benefitte''
by :rii- It ; rjaiises to be the biggest
fiiiin ncf held iu the county. : Every
livery stable, hotel, restaurant and lunch
counter, bakery, confectionary, barber
and batcher, will many times over gt
back what is given. Let Corvallis 6hov
she is on the map in this work. Let our
citizens sriow thsy are public spirite-i.
Besides those who are to bi directly bene
fitted, our lawyers, bankers, doctor..,
blacksmiths, dentists, and real es::e
m9n will be benefitted indirectly.
If Corvallis is to keep abreast, wit'i
her sister citie3 in progress, all must lt
their share, and $3iH) should be an ea y
amount to raise. It can easily be doe
if each will contribute his share;
Charles Huff, a former OAC,
stadent, as married in Portlai.d
last Wednesday to Miss Came
Groat of thit city
In addition to a large and complete
stock of Drugs and Medicines we have a
fine assortment of holiday goods, such as
Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Fine
Stationery, Books, Musical Instru
ments and Pyrograph Outfits.
We also have the famous Edison
Phonograph, the wonder of the age,
with complete line of records, nothing
better for a holiday gift.
A call at our store
pleasure and profit.
Prompt attention to mail orders.
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Graham d& Wellsj
j Mew " Oak Rockers I
I and' Morris 'Chairs. I
I 0. J. BLACKLEDGE'S MHLljjgg i
I Corvallis - Oregon j
And see our large new line of pocket knives,
razors, scissors, etc.
large line of footballs and all kinds of sport
ing goods always on hand .
Umbrellas covered and repaired.
GUN II O 13 E
The Delineator - - $1.00
McClure's Magazine $1.00
World's Work - - $3.00
C. A. Gerhard 2tfrf
SEEING IS BELIE VINO
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
to your city, consisting of Guns and Ammunition, Fishing Tackle,
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
s and Bicycles Fcr Rent. First-class Repair Shop.
M. M. LONG,
Ind. Phone 12S
For the correct thing in the jewelry line. We have a fine
of jewelry and silverware that is astonishing in its grace and
beauty and magnificent in its size and completeness.
- Engraving nicely, done in the latest ribbon script styles.
Repairing that is guaranteed and prices that are in keeping
with the class of work done-
E. W- S. PR ATTj Jeweler and Optician
will afford you