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About Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1906)
Vor. XT, XV.
roifVAf.l T?, HKNTON OofTTVI-A, OreS:QOTV TlJEHDA Yt 1 )eCRMPR U ; IMM
The Christmas Supplies
that's wanted at Xmaa time is almost
Handsome sifts have to be carefully
selected. For instance.
Cut Class Christmas
are not only highly prized on account
of their beauty, but on account of their
intrinsic value as well. We rave a
splendid display of cut glass ware and
you'll do well to inspect . and buy from
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Baildinz, - - - Corvallis
Have your watch cleaned for $ t
mainspring for $1 ; all work guar
anteed at Matthews', optician and
Big: assortment of New
Couches bougth at a
bargai n.Will be sold at
20 per cent discount.
0. J. BLACKLEDGE'S Furniture Store
Corvallis - - - Oregon
IN" SELE CTING ... ,
Your Chriitmas gifts come in and see what we have to
Presents suitable for Papa, Mama ,and the rest of the
family. Yours for a merry Christmas,
O T T X H O E E S
The Delineator - - $1.00
World's Work - - $3.00
lC. A. Gerhard 2yir?
SEEING IS BELIEVING
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 tho Olds Gasoline Engines and Automobiles.!
(ns and Bicycles For Rent First-class Repair Shop.
Ind. Phone t
Ind. Phone 126
- Look ' m ms Window -
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, Fowcb ? end Optlsfca
And Dandruff Ercdicaior
Price, - Fifty Cents
' Manufactured tyj
Tho Vegetable Compound Company
Corvallis, Oregon 9if
Early ti Bed:
And early to rise, mekes one healthv
hapnv and wise-especially if vou take
Herbirte before retiring. A. positive CBre,
for Constipation, Dyspepsia and all liver
complaints. Mrs S , Columbia, Tenn.
writes: I alwayw keep a supply of vour
rierbine on band. Am so pleased witli
the relief it siyes in constipation and all
livr complaint?, thit words i-an't ex
prps my appreciation. Sold by Graham
v . . -;
Conclusion cf A Day in Rome,"
Prof. Horner's Lecture. -
The seats " fell back on each
other regularly so that there were
no galleries hence history has
made no reference' to "nigger
heaven- in the Coliseum.
The top ot the uonseum was
lett open; but historians say an
awning was spread aoove as a
protection against rains and sun
shine. It may be that the tbous
and colored valerium .was used
for this purpose. i
The height of the! biiilding
seemed to aid the open too ana
the arcades to carry on ventila
tion which otherwise might have
been, pestilential with such
throngs as the exciting contests
of the arena called together.
Late that afternoon, while we
wore -wandering . through the
ruins of Trajan's Forum near by.
saw in relief a portrait of
Athena. She was weeping. For
some uncountable reason I was
reminded that I live in a small
city, the descendant of Rome, on
the farther edge of another conti
nent. Leading to this city is
also an Appain Way. On that
splendid via is a goddess modeled
in Grecian design. She stands
at the fountain of knowledge,
pouring lrom her chalice into the
salver for all who thirst after
knowledge. This masterpiece ot
Grecian design recognized by the
cultured Romans has been adopt-'
ed by American artists.
Young men and women have'
partaken from the chalice of
learning on the Appain Way for
four' years. As a mark of appre
ciation Jif ;tfwir-a!nia;..mater,Jthey
have dedicated this memorial to
other young men and women
who desire to improve their
tastes. But this Goddess of
Knowledge has been dishonored
and her shrine desecrated so that
she has turned her face from the
passing throngs. And Athena,
who his been respected as the
beloved Goddess of Art for twen
ty-five centuries, wonders if it,
can be that there are Aryans in
this age so barbarious as not to
appreciate this gift; she wonders
if there are still Aryans who are
unable to show proper respect for
the donors of so beautiful a mon
ument. Ladies and gentlemen,
anciently it was un-Hellenic and
un-Roman to difigure the beauti
ful. Yet we are more than Grec
ian and Roman. Let us therefore
frown upon any attempt at van
dalism that disfigures statues and
ornaments .bequeathed as testi
monials of gratitude by those who
have partaken at this fountain
of knowledge. Let Athena raise
her head once more.
Say It Is Exhorbitant.
Corvallis business men and
ot tiers nave registered a vigorous
"kick" the past few days against
waat tbey declare to be exorbi
taat express rates on shipments
seat out of this city, and from
evidence at hand Jit appears that
their complaint is justified bj
tacts. For instance, a man was
8 in this city a few days ago and
made the purchase ot five boxe
of Benton county apples to ship
to friends in California for Christ
mas. Had this fruit been ship
ped it would have been a good
advertisement for Benton counh
showing the outside world what
Benton can do in the line of
fruit production. The apple
cost this man $1.25 per box, but
upon inquiry at the express of
fice it was tound that the express
age would be $5 70 per bundre
pounds, which rate the gentle
man declared was "too much fo;
him" and the apples were no
sent. They were to go to Lo
A Corvallis business man re
cently wrote to California to as
certain the rate per hundred b
express to certain Eistern points.
1 A V . mm .. . a at.
ic zcDiT wu tui tna - rate war
a hum came Dcstaeca aa&aMb pxUefreai thoe preee&t.
states-that the rate from Corval
lis to the same "Eastern-point is
$9 per hundred, and he naturally
: California fruit is known in
Eastern markets and at the rate
Californians pay per hundred
they can easily -afford to adver
tise themselves abroad. With a
rate such as is quoted from Cor
vallis to the East it is, different,
and Benton grown fruit will be
slow in coming before the mar
kets of the world at this rate.
Such are the opinions of Corval
lis people who have inquired in
to conditions. " - Y
The matter is here given space
without further comment as the
tacts speak for themselves.
Some of these business men
say that a reasonable rate on
fruit, at least could and should
be made by the' companies, even
if other rates are kept sky-high.
ANOTHER BIG EXPERIMENT.
To See What Oregon Can Grow
Believing that walnut culture
will prove one of Oregon's most
profitable industries, judge Wil-
1am Galloway will plant 100
acres of his ranch near McMinn
ville in walnut trees. He says:
believe walnut growing in Ore
gon climate.iior the hardier
kinds of English walnuts, is just
as certain as raising apples and
Counting the trees to be set out
right away, there will be 600
acres of commercial orchard of
walnuts in Yamhill county alone,
says Judge Galloway, who is one
of the Circuit Judges of the Third
Judical District. -He expects to
set out 25 or 30 acres this winter
and later bring the orchard up to
100 acres. ; It will, then be as
large as any walnut . orchard 7 in
the state. :r' Prince, of Dundee,
the ?pioneer walnut grower of
Oregon, has 100 acres. Dr.
Calbretb, superintendent of the
State Insane Asylum, and Dr.
Gcucher, ot McMinnville, are to
plant 90 acres soon.
"Growing walnuts on .the Paci
fic coast is as old as the first set
tlements,' said Judge Galoway.
"but walnut culture is a' new
thing in Oregon. The Jesuit
Friars away back in the days of
Spanish dominion planted wal
nut trees in Southern California.
They are bearing to this day.
"The nuts grown in Southern
California are ot the soft-shell
variety, and when attempts were
made to raise them in the north,
em part of that state they met
with failure. This discourage
ment to the industry in a colder
climate is what prevented com
mercial culture of the' walnuts
in this state. . But . in the past
few years entirely successful ex
periments have been made with
the-harder shelled nuts. Mr.
Prince's orchard, set out about
ten years ago, is now yielding a
"Even a belter nut. than the
California product can be raised
in uregon. .prince sold his crop
this vear for 16 cents a pound,
and is now retailing some cfit
at 20 cents. This is much bet
ter price than that secured by
Califoania growers this season.
They begin to bear profitobly in
eight or nine years.
The acreage of walnut orchards
m an pans ot the Willamate
Valley is increasing, and froth
oresent indications that industry
may yet became an lrnpoitant
one in this st ite. K re bs brothers.
he hopmen, of Salem,' recently
jurchased. 3 j trees ot English
vlnuts grat ed on blick walnut
rees, a tr which, is said to
roduce a spkndid. nut. It is
aid thev p iid $450 ,fjr the, 300
ree?. Telegram. .
The choi at - tht: First u Methodist
-endered some excellent special mnsic
Sanday eveninz, solo parts being sans
k tiXmm Tntn t: t. n a rs.tt.
I J. L. Uudnroed eve m eulo with organ
.tit. 1 . ..j
Will Corvallis Girl Go?
And Who Will She Be? Scheme
to Advertise Oregon. ';
John Allen, secretary of the
Benton county Citizens' League
is in receipt of a letter from the
Mayor ot McMinnville, W T.
wacy, which proposes a novel
wa y of advertising Oregon. Be
cause it willj nteiest evry . pretty
girl in Benton county, not to say
that girl's parents, admirers and
friends, the letter is published in
full. It says:
McMinnville, Ore; Dec. 19, '06.
The custom of sending young
women on excursions gotten up
by newspapers has inspired the
commercial organizations and
business men of this city to out
line and propose the following
preliminary plan, which we
think will result in great benefit
to the state as well as the locali
The proposition is to organize,
uniform, equip and drill a com
pany of about forty young wo
men selected from the different
counties of the state and take
them to the World's Fair at
Jamestown and to other impor
tant cities and places in the Uni
ted States, both North and South
and give free drills and musical
entertrinments, in the public
parks and other convenient
places, during August and Sept
The itinerary under the direc
tion of the Oregon State Com
mission to the Jamestown Expo-
ition will probably include such
places as Denver, Los Angeles, j
Fort Worth, New Orleans, At-
anta, Richmond,- Washington,
D. C, Yorktown, . St? Paul, In?
dianapolis, Western state fairs
and Saratoga, where the Nation
al Encampment of the Grand
Army ot the Republic is held
and possibly at Coney Island,
Hon. Geo, H. Williams, who
was attorney general in President
Grant's cabinet, will be invited
and will probablv accompany
the young ladies and show them
many places of historic interest
about the National Capitol.. He
is the onlv survivor of the war
cabinet, either North or South.
You are requested to co-oper
ate with us in making this a
state enterprise. Look well
amoHg the girls of your respec
tive counties for models of pro
priety and physical excellence.
The girls must have the endorse
ment of respected citizen?, s to
character and deportment, good
health, good form and feature.
While this is not intended .or a
beauty show yet there is plenty
of the finest material to select
Pick out the best. Graceful
carriage and able to march and
drill for one hour without serious
atigue. This will necessitate
selecting those who do not pinch
the waist or feet, or are given to
nervousness. A steady hand is
necessary for the statute like pose
or the perfect drill. Ages about
18 to 26 years. Height, 5 feet.
inches to 5 feet, 8 inches.
Weight 120 to 140 pounds. Able
to sing in chorus. , Must not
wear glasses. Daik hair will be
the more suitable for the Indian
drill. Ltt us have good, sensible
girls, those that represtnt the
highest typ? of American wo
manhood and womanl ness for
which our state is noted.
There may . be competitive
drills with crack battalions of
Europe as well as America,
therefore strictly military drill
discipline will be enforced, both
on duty and off. The physical
training and drill will be given
by Col. J.' C. Coopei of this city
who drilled too famous Manila
Guards of 1898. Accounts and
pictures of this organization were
printed in over one hundred
papers la the. United States, with
graphs.;?, Full page cots withl
write-sp j appeared;; the!
N. w Yoik Herald, the New Y rk:
Journal and the Oregonian. He
al so drilled the famous Tilla
mook Indian Scouts in ppactacu -lar
features whirh were the great "
attractiou at that coast county
fair lat summer,
thrilling will be
Some of tbese-
taught to the- -
E. Robin so nv
well known in Oregon and Wash -ington
as a musical director, wiK"
add the musical feature to the -drill.
It is intended to make the -educational
benefits ot tlie excur
sion together with the physical
training and musical training fas-
exceed in value all the time
money and effort expended in the
enterprise, all ot which will bene
ht the state as well as the mem
bers of the company.'
The foregoing proposition baa-
been submitted to many pronii
Inent citizens of the stateinclud-
ing Hon. Jefferson Myers and
Tom Richardson ot the state
commission and it meets with the
universal and hearty approval of
all and also the promise of the
friendly co-operation of,the prom
inent newspapers of the state,'
and we ask the help of all." The
girls selected should be assisted
in raising the funds necessary for
the trip. It they cannot get it
among their mends a way will
be found. We want the best re
gardless of whether- they belong:
to the rich families or not. Let
us know who they are as instruc
tions will be sent them from time
to time. Eliminate contests and
save the heartaches of the de
feated. Select soon as some dis
tricts may want to send more
than treir quota, which will be
apportioned sosn arid an estimates-
made of the expenses of the trip-
The City cf McMinnville will '
entertain, the girls, free of charge
all during the month's trainings
jut prior to the starting East.
W. T. Macy, D. E. Wheeler ancS
J. R. Graven, organizing com- ,
Address all communications tc
W. f . Macy, Mayor, McMinn .
W. T. Macv
Toe Torsda-lt and sifter
are attending school at Salem are
visiting J. H. Edwards and fami
ly over Christmas.
Clyde and Hovey Balknap are-'
home from Salen, where they are -attending
college, to sp;nd the
Miss Beitha Coon has arrived'
from Eastern Oregon to spends
Christmas with relatives.
The Starrs, Waltzes, and Rev.
and Mrs. Burbank are to be
guests over Christmas of Mr. Ssz
MrsJ W. F. Starr
Mr. & Mrs. S. C. Starr have
gone to Drain, Oregon, .to spends
Christmas with their son, Wayne
This neighborhood is alnpt -with
students who have cooae
home from school and college to
spend the holidays, and a jollyr .
time it is for both parents anc&
Telephone line No. g, comingr
in from the north, was to be con
nected up with Bellefountaira
central last night. It will ac
commodate many patrons. Levs
Watkins is one who has a newi
Charles, Dan and James Perihv.
and their families. George Hum
phreys and family and Mr. aac
Mrs. Will Nichols are to be
guests Christmas day. of Mr;, audi
Mrs Walter Humphreys
Miss Lillie Hull, who is teach
ing school at Mouroe, is spending'
tne noiioay vacation here.
Christmas trees were eutowl
last night at Bellefountainy Starp
son's chapel, Monroe an d Btownf.
scnooi nouse. f roerams -
other features were enjbyecU
Tohtt TCpwefvtmK -mil h ti n ii T1 'i
iU for sometime. iaot mvivtC