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JOHN G. SHEDD IS
THE NEW OFFICIAL
Director of Illinois
Central Ry. Co.
A LEADING MERCHANT OF U.S.
Unlti-Millionaire and Head of
50 or 60 Departments With
Marshall Field Company:
Chicago, Oct. 14. (Special.)-
John G. Shedd, president of the
firm of Marshall Field & Co.,
has consented to accept a posi
tion op the board of directors of
the Illinois Cehtial: Railway
Company : His election for a
term of four years will take place
at the annual meeting of the
company here next Wednesday.
' He wiil succeed James DeWolf
u Cutting, of New York, who will
be ousted, because of his support
of Stuyvesant, Fish in his fight
with Edward H. Harriman for
control of the road. Mr. Fish
has disposed of nearly $1,240,
000' wbrth of stock par value and
over $1,700,000 market value,
and Mr. Cutting has sold approx
The elimination of Mr. Cut
ting practically removes the last
vestige of Fish's influence on the
It is perhaps known to com
paratively few in the comm unity
that John G. Shedd is the broth
er of our fellow townsmen, S. L.
and E. N. Shedd.
The firm of Marshall Field &
Co., however, of which Mr. Shedd
has long been the master mind,
supplies a good many people in
this city and round about with
staple article in large quantities.
The writer was surprised not
long since to see what seemed to
him like a- big pile of merchan
dise in the Kline basement, la
beled Marshall Field & Co., and
Mr. Kline and others who have,
through the Corvallis Shedds,
had the privilege ' of meeting
John G. can tell of his genial
traits and the uniform courtesy
with which he greets all who
can get into his circle. When
you learn that he is usually sur
rounded by 50 to 60 heads of de
partments, in their mammoth
establishment of 12,000 people,
you may know that the merely
curious have no chance to occu
py his time.
As much as fifteen years ago,
Marshall Field said of John G.
Shedd that he believed him to
be the best merchant in the
Uuited States. This to a commit
tee of the United States Senate,
from Mr. Field, was great praise,
Mr. Shedd has been much
written of, his biography has
been traced br numerous maga
zines and dailies. He is one of
the great multi-millionaires of
the country, the greatest mer
chant prince in the world today
and looks just like his brothers.
S. L. and Ed.
The Christian Endeavor so
ciety of Bellfountain will give
a Halloween social at the grange
hall Oct 30th. The endeavor
societies are highly beneficial in
the cultivation of the moral sen
timent of the community and
deserve the hearty support of
the people. If the young mind
was more firmly impressed with
the importance of Christian en
vironment instead of many of
the foolish things that now com
mand their attention the com
munity in which we. live would
be greatly improved.
RECEPTION TO STUDENTS.
To Be Giren at the Corvallis
Churches Toesday Night
' On Tuesday evening, October
27th, the various churches of the
city will give a reception to the
students of OAC. , From 8 to
10:30 every church will be open
to receive and introduce the
college students and it is earnest
ly desired by the church people
that all may attend. ' It is not a
denominational , meeting but it
has been planned by the minis
ters and young people of Corval
lis, and in this manner you may
select your own church affilia
tions while here. You will be a
great help to them' and it is
hoped they may be of assistance
to you. , TV ; - :-:
It is certainly gratifying to
our people to see the harmoni
ous action on the part of our
ministers as they work together
in perfect unity along all moral
and social lines,' laying aside the
petty rivalry that is sometimes
the prevailing spirit in men of
small caliber. We believe we
voice the sentiment of the entire
community, when we say that
never have we had a better class
of men representing the various
churches of the city, and to their
noble action is largely due the
friendly spirit among our city
Young man ! Young lady! At
tend these receptions by going
to the church of your choice,
thus putting yourself on record
as well as becoming acquainted
with a class of people that will
prove beneficial to you in the
building and maintenance of
your moral and spiritual char
acter s. , You will be rovally; en-.
tertained and will go away, feel
ing that the people of Corvallis
are your friends.
The most sensational and the
largest scenic production of the
season will be "The Rocky Moun
tain Express" at the opera house
Thursday night. It is said to be
a regular thriller.
NEW POSTAL RATE
To Take Effect With
October 17, 1908.
The Corvallis Gjjsette, Cor
" I beg to advise you that I am
in receipt of a communication
from the Department calling at
tention to the postal regulations
which require that copies of
publications admitted as second
class matter mailed for local de
livery will be subject to postage
after the installation of city de
livery on .November loth, as fol
All copies mailed for local de
livery through the boxes or gen
eral delivery or for delivery by
rural carriers on routes emanat
ing from this office will be sub
ject to postage at the rate of one
cent a pound. Newspapers other
than weeklies without regard to
weight mailed for local delivery
by city letter carriers will be
subject to postage at the rate of
one cent each, to be prepaid by
Kindly give this matter your
attention in order that there
may be no delay in handling
your paper after the service is
B. W. Johxson, P. M.
They are to have a new bridge
across the Long Tom about two
miles north of Monroe and work
will begin at once. The public
improvement, in the county is
keeping pace with the rapid
growth of Corvallis. -
DESERT THE FARM
As Told By One of
Experience. C f :
MORE SYSTEM IS NEEDED
II More System and " jtm
Hoars Were Used Beter
Help Would Be the Reitfit.
Washington, Oct. 18.Ah In
diana farmhand has written a
letter to President , ; Roosevelt
about the work which, the Coun
try Life Commission, is carrying
on, as follows: " . 1 4
' "1 have been a farmhand; just
long enough to learn the caue
of so many sons and daughters
and well-meaning, reliable farm
hands leaving the beautiful farm
and country and going to' the
city.' A lack of order and rys-
The citizens of Corvallis- and Benton County will be ad
dressed at the court house oiv, Wednesday evening, October 21,
at 8 o'clocki p. m. by Honw Stephen A. Lowell of Pendleton an4
on Wednesday, October. 28, by Hon. Chas. W. Fulton, U. S.'
Senator. Both these gentlemen are speakeas of national rep-'
utation.' All voters of whatever political faith, college students
and ladies are especially, invited to hear Senator Fulton and
judge loweu speak. -;
tem on the farm and too long
hours for a day is what is driv
ing the best minds from the
farm to the city and shop. What
can we expect of a hand, or the
farmer's wife and her posterity,
in the way of intellectual devel
opment when they get out of
their beds at 3:30 in the morn
ing and work from that time un
til 8 1 or 9 p.,m?- Ar.d no atten
tion paid to the sanitary condi
tions of the home and necessary
conveniences on the farm for
doing the farm work with the
least labor and time.
"So many farmers measure ev
erything on the farm from the
standpoint f muscle," he con
tinues, -"and are extreme in some
things and slack in others. I de
cided several years ago that life
is too short to work for Peter
, "N.ow, Mr.. '.- President," he
writes, "you can take this for
what it is worth. I have not
given you half of my experience.
"Compel the farmer to be a
business man Go into the
homes of some of the farmers
and the : so-called farmers, and
ascertain hw they live, and
learn of their methods of doing
the business in which they are
engaged. And you will be sur
prised what a variety you will
find. Ascertain what they read, !
and what stress the7' put on the ;
literature that comes into their
homes (if any comes) bearing
on the business they are engaged
in. bee what per cent study
"Give me the educated farmer
as a boss and the educated farm
hand as a hand." When I. come
in contact with a hand or farm
er who studies his business I
find him advancing, and it is a
pleasure to work for such men.
"The majority of the farmers
are eight-hour men, that is eij ht
hours in the forenoon and eight
in the afternoon. Eight.orten
hours on tr.e farm cannot well
be adapted in sll cases, hut it
need not be from fourteen to six
teen hours. If the family arise
every morning at 5 o'clock and
the wife and daughters attend to
the household duties, and the
farmhands4 and sons attend to
the chores and go to the field at '
7 o'clock and work until 11 or
11:30 and go to the field again
at 1 and keep at it until 6 o'clock,
go to the house and eat the sup
per .and . then do the evening
chores;, they have done, a farm
day's work. ; Regular hours. foi
work, regular - hours for - meals,
regular hours for sleep, regular
hours ' for rest and recreation ,
with plenty of standard', papers
and books, including the best
agricultural papers and : books,
a full faith in God and good
gfub is wanted. .
v"The familv should arise at 5
,on Sunday, morning as
well jasn week days, and do the
riecessaryi morning chores, and
then.go.to church , and show the
business man in the city., that!
Sunday on .the farm does not
consist in changin g the stock
f roca .ne field to anoth er, or salt
in it, or unloading a load of
was brought in on Sat
urday evening. ; v
' "Coming to the meals at the
meal hour makes ' it easy on the
wife so she can . arrange her
household duties in order, as
can also the husband his farm
work. . .'.-r.:-' -: -
: 'en of , worth and standing
in the shop and city tell me that
if order and. system were - used
on the farm they would go back
to the farm'. If the farmer wants
to keep his sons and daughters
on the farm, he must; not length
en the hours for . a day's work
at both ends. ; Limit the hours
of work on the farm to twelve or
thirteen with pay for overtime,
and freedom to the hired man
Committee Meets for
-The charter commission met
at Fireman's Hall, Friday night,
and owing to public speaking at
the court house very little busi
ness of importance was transact
ea. l ne proceedings were as
follows : i
1st -That jio member of the
committee be permitted to speak
more than once on any question
without unanimous consent of
the committee and that no one
will be permitted to speak more
than twice on the same subject.
2nd Committee of five, con
sisting of Pun Averv, A. J. John
son, Z. H. Davis, F. L. Miller
and M. S. Woodcock, appointed
to look up and. report rate of
3rd That section 8, relative
to sidewalks, be laid on the table
for the present. , "
4th That in the annexation
of new territory it shall take ef
fect in January instead of July.
5th -That the next election
be held on the fourth Monday in
June, 1909,(ahd every two years
Adjourned " to meet Friday
evening, October 23rd, at .7:30
Col. Robert A. Miller, of Port
laud, will at.dress the citizens of
Corvallis at the court hous
Thursday evening, Oct. 22th.
The Colonel is a Democrat and
is always loaded" with humor
and good nature and will give
thosa who attend a pleasing and
instructive entertainment. Go
and bear him. ;
A LETTER FROM
REV. M. S.
Still at Ford City,
MEETING WITH GREAT SUCCESS
In the Presbytt rian Ministry
At That Place An Ardent
The ' Many friends of Rev. M.
S. Bush will be pleased to learn
that be is still with the church
at Ford City, Pa.r and to give you
ah idea of -the noble work lie is
doing and. the"Ssteem in which
he is held by the. people we take
the liberty of publishing the fol
lowing extracts from a personal
letter we have just received from
him:. . ; , : ' -
"I have enjoyed reading about
the prosperity of Corvallis. It
must be a fine little city by this
time. I am also glad to see that
the Presbyterian Church is reap
ing her share of this prosperity.
; Our work here is doing very
well. . We have added 107 to our
Sunday School membership and
over 60 to our church member
ship thus far during this year.
We have every expectation that
we shall have added over 100 to
the church by the close of the
church year. At our commuri;-.
ion Oct. 4.-we received 25 new
members, 13 of them being men.
So you will see that it keeps me
. Rev Bush is an earnest, active
worker and is worthy of the hon
or and esteem of his people. .
Real Estate Transfers.
Week ending Oct. 17, 1908.- .
State of Oregon toL. L. Has
kins, 10 acres near Wren, $485.
Otis Skipton to G. H. White,
160 acres south of Philomath,
United States to Thomas H.
Lin ville and wife, 319.33 acres
south of Philomath.'
C. P. Fuilerton to E. E. Wil
son, lots 10 and Ni.ll, Wk. 6,
Job's Add., Corvallis, $10.
,R. S. Bryson (Referee) to E.
H. Davis, 160 acres near Sum
mit, $25,000 .
J. L. Norwood to B. S. Nor
wood, land near Monroe, $5.00.
Qnie Beamis to R. R. Hansen,
tract of land near Albany, $11000
Titus Ranney to J. B. Pettit,
1 "acre at Summit, $700.
Emma Finley to Emma & W.
J. Seel, lots 7 and 8, block "G"
Avery's addition, $2,900.
Betsy Harrison to Alva Dawes,
143 acres near Summit, $800.-
Gabriel Long to R. A. Clark
lots 7 & 8, block 10, Job's addi
V. E. Watters to Morse Bur
nap, lots 3 and4, block 18, Dix
on's 2d addition, $20.
R. S. Hunter to M. M. Long,
6 lots in block 9, N. B. and P.
Aery's addition, $10.
M. M. Long to M. E. Gragg
and wise, 2 lots in block 9, N. B.
& P. Avery's addition, $10.
Mry H. Whitby t6 Mary Hel
en Mangas, lot 4 block 8, N. P.
& P. Avery's addition, $10.
The following letters remain
ancalled for in the Corvallis
postofiice for the week ending
Oct. 17, '08:
Mrs.- Susie George, Clyde
Goudie, Frank Howell (2), W T
- - B. W. Johnson, P. M.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
Due H re Thursday Niphr at
me upera uouse.
The most ingeniously written
melodrama of railroad life amidst
the Rockies is the new produc
tion which the Klimt & Gaz'zolo
Amusement Company have sent
forth this season, called "The
Rocky Mountain Express." It is
unhackneyed, different and of
novel theme, which has never
before been woven into a play.
Thara is not. a Hull nno.nnd. hut.
Rt is roHinnt and reonlenrlpnt. in
a scenic way, possesses lustrous
and sparkling comedy situations
and is brilliant and glorious with
all that the theatre public clam
ors for. The flight of the Rocky .
Mountain Express is unquestion
ably the limit of any mechani
cal effect ever undertaken upon
the popular priced ' stage, sur
passing in raa&siveness even the
great productions of the world's
most prominent : play houses.
Various superbly painted scenes
are presented during thevfour
acts. It is in no way similar to
the old, style Western railroad
jiclj Oj uui uuiiu uruu uow luccto
in every particular. "The Rocky
Mountain Express" will arrive
at the opera house next Thurs
day night. Reserved seat sale
begins Tuesday. Prices 35, 50
and 75 cents.
A Dishwater. Bath
A chilly reception was iy;n a
prdwler in Jobs addition fa few.
nights ago by a plucky house
wife. She stepped to the door
toempty the dishpan, and seeing
the- roan secluded at the corner
of the porch, emptied the con
tents of the pan in his face.
Thinking he had not been no
ticed, the man remained in hid
ing, and the lady turned to the
pump, filled the pan and gave
him the second dose. He made
good time as he went around the
corner ox tli house.
MODE MONEY IN DIRT
W. E. Earnest's Prop
erty Doubles in Price
WE. Earnest who formerly
resided on 5th and Harrison
streets, has been quite successful
in a financial way since coming
to Benton county. He bought
the Albright property, using it
as a residence for the past two-
years and could now sell it for
double the purchase price. He
had some surplus money which
he invested' in Alsea real estate
and sold last week at a net profit
of $1000. Strange to say he is
pretty well satisfied with this
Rev. C. L. McCausland' has
been spending the past few days
in the Coos Bay country. He
goes to Portland this week to at
tend the annual conference of
the M. E. church, South. Mr..
McCausland has been presiding
elder of this district for the past
four years and will be trans
ferred to a new field. He and
his most excellent wife have
made many warm friends in this
city who will deeply regret their
departure. A new presiding
elder and a pastor for the church
here will be assigned to the
Corvallis charge during the con
ference in Portland this week.
In order that no misunder
standing may exist we again call
attention to the convention of
the Rebekahs at the I. O. O. F.
hall tonight: While the ladies
are pleased to welcome their
brother Odd Fellows on most
occasions, this meeting will be
confined to the Rebekah mem