Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, December 21, 1906, Image 1

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    Leading
Corvallis
Newspaper.
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Advert ism
Vol. XLXII.
Corvallis. Bexton Coiwrv, Okegon, Friday, December 51. lOOG.
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mi BuM Largs -KHZ.
Yaquina the Location What the
' Proposition Is.
T. R. Stoics, head of the
Eastern and Western Lumber
Co., P. H. Johnson a Sm Fran
cisco capitalist. Captain C. H.
Williams, a Palo Alto timber
man and W. J. Girdan, a San
Francisco capitalist passed
through Corvallis Monday en
route to Yaquirja, and the story
of why they went is given in
Tuesday's Herald as follows:
Yaquina is to be the sice for
the establishment of a large saw
mill capable of cutting at least
ioo.ooo feet of lumber per dy.
The men who have the project in
charge were in Albany Sunday
and left here Monday for Yaqaiua
to make preparatious tor tbe pro
posed mill, and to look into the
mat er of choosing a suitable
site.
Though the rneu were ex
tremely reticent concerning their
plans, it is learned that they
mean business and it is understood
that they have secured large tim
ber holdings in this county with
in the past few months. They
expect to commence the work
of building their mill as soon as
possible.
Timber in L'ncoln county will
be utilized by the propot,ed mill
when streams in the vicinity
will afford ample transportation
facilities lor the timber, which
can be brought to the mill for
sawing in a comparatively easy
manner.
The location of the mill at this
point is ideal in many respects.
The C. & E. road will make
easy transportation inland and to
eastern points. It is presumed,
however, that the greater portion
of the lumber from this section
will be sent to San Francisco
and Southern California points
by the water route. Yaquina
Bay has a sufficiently deep harbor
lor the largest sized lumber
schooners to enter with ease and
safety, and the building of the
mill so near to the sea undoubt
edly means that the company
will send its products south by
water.
Amusements.
v Few plays seen on the stage to-
day are of such sufficient impor
v tance that one will miss much by
going late or leaving early. Of
course, there are exceptions, like
"Raffles," "In the Bishop's Car
riage," "Arizona," etc., but as
a rule the plays of the day are
built for today. It is different
with Shakespeare. Some of his
plays, like good wine, improve
with age. The bard immortal
has had immortal interpreters,
some of whom have assumed
many parts, but few have been
great in all. Of the later day
actors. Edwin Booth was the
ideal Hamlet, and Daniel E
Bandmann the ideal Shylock
These two characters were in the
hands of these two men, so pre
eminent that none but the unwise
question the judgment of men
who pronounce them best
There are many good and more
fair Shakespearean actors who
essav all tbe roles that the Keans
and Booths have taken the Bar
retts, McCulloughs, Forrests,
James. Wardes, Griffiths and
others.
John Griffith is appearing this
season in Richard in. It is an
ambitious effort on Mr. Griffith's
part, and he is equal to it. Rich
ard need 5 a man with brain and
brawn and lungs. Griffith has
them. He is a better Richard
than Fred Warde, but as Ham
let he would fall tar below him.
.Though all who" have not read
Sheakespeare can follow the story
intelligently through the acting
version of the play, it is to the
Shakspearean student that the
play most appeals. He wants to
know how the actor is going to
repeat weli-known lines, and
when he has repeated them he
knows whether the impersonator
has read between them or not.
Griffith and his company pre
sent Richard the Third under
s'an Singly. John Griffith is a
good actor and he has good sup
port, as will be seen by looking
over the cast of characters.
Duke of Gloster and Richird
the Third, John Griffith; King
Henry VI., Charles Sutton; Earl
of Richmond and Duke of Buck
ingham, William Loyd; Tres
sell, Claude Soares; L, rd Stan
ley, Leo Kennedy; Sir William
Catesby, Joseph Punkett; Sir
Richard Ratchlle, William A,
Eiwards; Duke ot Norfork,
Tames B. Linehart; lieutenant of
the tower, George Welch; lord
mayor of Loudon, Benedict
Browne, James Tyrrel; Edwin
Allen; ofiicer, Fletcher Stan
hope ; Ed ward, Prince of Wales
Ethel Clifton; Duke of York'
Emily Clifton; Lady Anno
Mabel Standish; Queen Eliza
beih, Ruth Gad.by
To Move Soon.
Everything is hurry and rush
at the Corvallis post office these
days, and the employes have
scarctly time to eat or sleep, not
to mention the subject of doing
Xrnas shopping or indulging in
other pleasures such as befall the
ordinary mortal at this season.
The occasion of the rush is due
not only to the holiday rush,
which is bad enough, but to the
fact that the post office will move
during the next two weeks. This
is an immense task, and coming
as it does at Christmas time is
naturally dreaded by Postmaster
Johnson and all the assistants in
the office. Work is about com
pleted on the new post office
building and in a few days the
task of placing the new boxes
will begin.
During tbe week all persons
who have boxes in the present
office have received printed noti
ces requesting them to have their
mail sent hereafter to their new
box number, which is given on
the notices, in order to facilitate
the handling ot the mail after
the change in location occurs.
Many persons will have different
numbers than those of the 'boxes
they now occupy, and this means
unlimited work for the post office
employes, who must learn the
new boxe ; as quickly as possible.
Fisher Has not Returned.
Mr?. N. A. Fisher left Corval
lis the first of this week presum
ably to join her people at Drain.
She is the one-year bride of N.
A. Fisher, the man who operat
ed for a time the Corvallis music
store, and whose sudden disap
pearance has created so much
discussion hereabouts. , The
local establishment is closed and
the former employes have gone,
while the young bride has done
as many a deserted bride has been
forced to do returned to the
'old folks" by whom she is not
likely to be turned adrift.
Many stories are afloat concern
ing Fisher, but as usual in such
cases most of these are taken as
"hot air," and the first theory,
that ot an enemy who sought to
do him injury, is, now regard d
by the officers as a mere halluci
nation on the part of Fisher him
self, and the "strange man"
mentioned, as a myth. The fact
that no s. ranger was ever seen by
anyone, save a Eugene attorney
who visited the music store, and
left his card for Mr. Fisher,
givis color to the belief that
Fisher's imagination was wholly
responsible, lor the first story, and
that this story was given out by
Mrs. Fisher as 44 a blind."
Fisher 'apparently paid up all
or nearly all his bills about town,
as so far only one creditor has
been reported as mourning the
departure of the music dealer,
and this is for only a small sum.
It is declared Fisher earned
tnree revolvers on his person
when he drove to Saver to catch
a night train oat of this section.
A Day In Horn.
Concluding Article in
The Coliseum.
Series
An exciteaient ahead. It was arnn
aav. A team was carrying a vehicle
'nil of people inilijrioiinately past the
ar..h of Constaiiune and other historic
places about the Coliseum. An alarm
was sounded in good Western English,
line j'ist before the earriijre crashed
against the n.ar-sire building a etronj;
itsiim from the crowd 1-aped npon the
runaway team aud tackled the near ani
mal like an OAC ioolball man, Vard and
strong. Soon both man and beast were
dow2 on the earth with the Italian up-
permost And I said that fellow ought
to belong to the OAC football team, but
for his Eaglish, which was ungrammnti
eal and somewhat intemperate. After
the excitement 1 stopped to reflect that
the OAC football teams which have been
most victorious Lave also been good
psychology etadents.
But dea h and funerals await no man.
While all ww pell mell about the wreck
ed carriage, a funeral procession, slowly
passed through tha aich of Oonstantine.
Here, as elsewhere, women shine, for wo
men are the best mourneia at a funeral.
They are piid for mourning. We are
told they would rather weep fo small
wages than wash dishes at home for bet
ter wages; for in that hot climate it is
easier to weep than to follow any other
vocation.
The coliseum, w hich is 100 feet high,
612 feet !ocg and 5 -5 feet wide , is the
largest old theatre in the world. It has
accomodated a hundred thousand people
at a time, 20,000 of them standing. The
Cjliseuai was projected by Vespraian
and completed by Titus, A. D 80. which
was ten years after Titus destroyed Jer
usalem. Some say that it cost Jerusa
lem to complete the Coliseum..
The entire stadium Eurrounds the
arena, which is probably thirty feet be
low tbe lowest row of seats. The arena,
which was walled in with dressed marble
is approached by numerous caverns or
rooms in the earth adjacent this massive
edifice, for the earth has been honey
combed to make dens for man and beast
that had to suffer here. Prior to this
time most theatres were semi-circular;
but in order that the peeple might wit
ness all phases of the terrible tragedies
which should take place between gladia
tors and the unequal contest between
beast and Christian a fighting animal
and a praying creature this arena was
made in the form of an ellipse. The
place below where they fought was called
the arena from tbe sand that was placed
upon the ground to absorb the blood.
Some of the emperors showed their pro
digality by substituting precious powder
and even gold dust for this sand.
Concluded in next issue
Help "Boost" Benton.
In the past the Gazette has
made the request that readers of
the piper and anyone else who
wishes, hand in or telephone
items that are of interest in order
that the editor may as nearly as
possible pick up all the news that
is happening about town. These
items will help the paper, will
assist the reporter and editor, will
help build up your community
by bringing the affairs before the
public eye, and will stimulate an
interest in things generally
among those who thus see their
names ana anairs mentioned
m .mm
Items that interest you will inter
est others, be sure ot that, and
the paper will be benefitted be
cause its field of usefulness will
be enlarged by thus reaching out
to localities where at present no
news service is available.
Do not be reticent about vonr
own affairs, but write or tele
phone what yoa are doing. If
you have company, give a party,
go visiting or do anythiug out of
the ordinary let it be mentioned
as news; and don't forget to tell
about what your neighbors are
doinjr.
A good, live, wide-awake cor
respondent from each ot the u
ral districts would be acceptable
to the paper and there is no bet
ter way to advertise the commun
ity in which you live. Get in
and help "boost," not only in
the way of personal items, but
write us about your locality,
what property is worth, what im
provements are being made, who
is selling out or buying in, and
all othM- matter that will in
est the outs'de world and be o"
benefit to yourself. Who will
fall in line and send us in a good
"batch" of reliable items?
Don't forget to sign your name
for the editor's private use. He
may wish to communicate with
von.
Change of Route.
The Drain-Coo Bav extension
of the Southern Pacific .now be
ing built by the C. S: E. Los
Company is being surveyed for a
final location to Marshfield and
N rth Bend peninsula, and pass
ing down the water front, the
line will go on the other side ol
the bay, past Glasgow and across
Coos river and Isthmus slough to
a connection below Marshfield
with the coal road recently pur
chased, says a Portland dispatch.
The original intention of cross
ing the neck of the bay and run
ning the main line down the
North Bend waterfront was aban
doned because of objection made
by shipping interests at Marsh
field, it is said, where it was
pointed out that the high pre
vailing windson the lowerreaches
of the bay would make naviga
tion through a draw bridge dan
gerous for ocean going vessels.
Large development enterprises
are forming along the line below
Marshfield, where extensive coal
deposits are known to exist. A
Portland syndicate, headed by
Edwin P. Whitney, has acquired
a block, of coal land fronting oa
Isthmus slough and will open coal
mines and build a town. The
coal can be conveyed by tram
car directly from the mine to
bunkers on deep water. Ocean
vessels can enter the slough and
coal.
Mills and factories, a ship
building plant aud other indus
tries are considering propositions
to locate below Marshfield.
Prof. Lewis There.
Apples, big red Willamette
valley apples, which the f r iam
ed Hood River product could not
surpass in color, size or flavor,
were on exhibition Saturday
afternoon in Clevenger's hall in
this city says the Albany Herald.
Such an array of beautiful, lusci
ous, tempting fruit, all raised in
Linn county, has seldom been
seen in Albany and the display
attracted a great deal of atten
tion.
The occasion of the apple ex
hibit was the meeting of the Linn
county Horticultural Association.
A large number of farmers and
agriculturists from all parts ot
the county were present, and
listened to adresses by those ex
perienced in horticultural work.
A resolution was passed by the
association to the effect that the
fruit inspector see that the fruit
laws are rigidly enforced. The
support of tbe association in the
work of inspecting it is believed
will be a great help in the in
spector's work. With the mem
bers of the association back of
him, the inspector can go ahead
without fear of hindrance.
Professor C. .1 Lewis of the
Oregon Agricultural college, ad
dressed the association on the sub
ject of "Organization." He ad
vocated thefor mine of associations
throughout the Willamette valley
among the fruit growers, saying
that by combining tbe farmers
could obtain better results, both
as to prices tor their, fruit and in
the quality. ,44By forming associa
tions," he said, "the farmer will
be compelled to raise better fruit,
so that tbe association will accept
it. A higher standard will be
required, and every orcbardist
have to meet this standard in dis
posing of his fruit."
CASTORS A
For Infants and Children.
Tbe Kind Yoa Have Always Bought
Bears th . yf3rT"
SjTuiimLMi i 1 .'
The Ghpsstsass Csrpslies
that's wauted at Xmas tune is almost
endlpss.
Handsome eifts have to be carefully
selected For instancy.
Gist C'sss &l2iisfsssas
' Presents
are not only highly prised on account
of their beauty, but on account of their
intrinsic value as well. We "avj a
splendid display of cut glass ware and
you'll do well to inspect and buy from
it.
Albert J. Metzger
WATCHMAKER
Occidental Building, -
- Corvallis
Have your watch clesnpd for $ 1
mainspring for $1 ; all work guar
anteed at Matthews', optician and
jeweler. 84 f
Couches boug'th at a
bargain. Will be sold at
20 per cent discount.
. J. SLICLEDGE' FumViure Store
Corvallis -
IN SELECTING . . .
Your Chriitmas gifts come in and see what we have to
off er, you.
Presents suitable for Papa, Mama and the rest of the
family. Yours for a merry Christmas,
GTJTS IXODES
The Delineator - - $1.
McClure's Magazine $1.
World's Work - -
C. A. Gerhard ggokstorg
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Then come in and see my line of Sporting Goods and be con
vinced that it is the be'st 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 th Olds Gasoline Engines and Automobiles
P!s and Bicycles For Rent First-class Repair Shop.
M. M. LONG,
Ind. Phono 126 Residancs 324
CORVALLIS,
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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. 17. S. PRATT, Jewob and Optisfcn
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Early t- Bed
And earlv to rise, m?!" oris !ie:iithv
hapnv and wise-esppcial'v if vnn take
Ilerbine before retiring. A poMtiv cure,
for Constipation. Dv'speisin ad a:! Her
;omplainis Mrs S , (Jolnmb'a, Tenn.
writes: I always ker-p a supply of vonr
Her bine on hand. An so pleased with
the rciiii-f it friyea i:j c '!3t.ipHtion and all
liver complaints, !hat woids tan't ex
Pfea my mioreciation. Sold by G-ahatn
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