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.CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTJ, ORiGW,;FRIltAY, OCT. 23 1908.
A BIG TIME AND
A BIG FEED
The Bebakah Assem
PRESIDENT UNABLE TO ATTEND
The Rebekah Assembly Con
, rintl An rf t V. T A ft P U-1T
on Tuesday afternoon and even
ing , was greatly enjoyed by all
present. Ino afternoon session
was principally devoted to rou
tine woric ana in ti.e evening
tne common plugs known as the
male members were 1 admitted
and sweet communion reigned
supreme Many visiting broth
ers and sisters were present from
Albany, . Philomath. - Monroe.
Halsey and other' surrounding
towns and when we looked over
) that handsome assemblage we
. wondered why they . ever per
mitted a homely old newspaper
. man to become a member of the
order. v ; i
The President of the Assem
bly, Mrs. Smith, of Grants Pass,
was side-tracked at Albany on
account of r sickness hence. : th e
honors of the occasion fell upon
Mrs. Ora Cosper, of the Dalles.
Having been Assembly Secretary
for the past 11 years she passed
through the trying ordeal with
After the usual compliment
ary vote of thanks to everybody
r i: j.j xi . j
iui vuui tcaica tsxttjuuea mey ae
cided to hold the next meeting
at Holsey. . Mrs. Cummings of
Holsey was elected . President,
Mrs. Henkle of Philomath Vice
President and Mrs. Hockensmith
of Albany Secretary. Appoint
ive officers were left for future
consideration by the President.
: The team work for the delec
tation of the grand officers was
all that could be expected by the
keenest critic and as we studied
the lessons intended in the ex
emplification of the work we
were deeply impressed with the
important sphere of usefulness
delegated to the characters rep
resented. The moral lessons
are simply grand, impressing on
the heart and mind of the candi
date the necessity of proving
themselves to be men and women
in every sense the name implies
tuus maKing ineir own lives
Eurer and happier and. the world
etter. We "say, all1' honor to
these noble women who spend
their time in the eause of hu:
A nice little program followed
including music, solos and sev
eral other features of interest
after which the banquet room
was visited and all the good
things there assembled disap
peared like snow before the noon
day sun. Everybody felt good,
at least until the chicken salad
began to crow, and the good old
black coffee caused the midnight
dream of mother-in-law.
Corvallis Churches Entertain.
1 he churches of Corvallis will
give receptions to the Faculty!
and students of OAC on Tuesday
evening, Oct. 27, between the
hours of 8 and 10:30. The re
ceptions will be held in the fol
Evangelical, M. E. South, Bap
tist, Congregational, Presbyter
ian, Methodist, Episcopal and
Christian. J. R. N. Bell, Pres.
Ministerial Assoc.; II. H. Hub-
CORYALLIS LYCEUM COURS
Fourth Season of Snccessfu
During . the . past three years
the Corvallis Lyceum Course has
brought to Corvallis some of the
most noted lecturers and enter
tainerf "upon the American Lec
tiire platform- During that time
only one number has fallen be
low the high standard of the
course and that failure was due
to death'. ! 5 ; ''
With such a record the man
agement presents its list of at
tractions for the coming season
confident that it will" meet your
We believe that added experi
ence has enabled us to arrange a
course which is in every way su
penor to those ' preceding it and
one which cannot.be equalled in
the State outside of . Portland,
comprises .tne following
bers: . -.. .
' 1 A concert company, which
we believe to be superior to any
that has " hitherto appeared in
2 Opib Read. Have you read
his books, his plays, his charact
er sketches ? Whether vou have
or not you will want to laugh
with him cry with him scream
with him. He is great literally
3 Germain, the Wizard, sue
cessor to Maro, tne : magician
who gave the most popular num
ber of the past three years. Ger
main s production is in every
way more elaborate and mystify
ing than Maro s.
4 -Thos; E. Green, v - Many
who, beard . Mr. Gjreeniajtjrear
pronounced him the greatest
lecturer ever heard in Corvallis
All who heard him then; will
wish to hear him again. , All
others certainly should
5 The Dunbar bell ringers
the most popular and pleasing
number of last season s course
The management will refund
price of admission to anyone not
pleased with the Dunbars
price season tickets reduced
Season tickets for such a course
as outlined : above sell in other
cities in the Pacific . Northwest
for 5 to $7.50. In Corvallis the
price has been $2.50. . In order,
however, to further reduce the
price and bring these entertain
ments within reach of every stu
dent the use of tne college Ar
mory with its large seating ca
pacity has been obtained for the
coming season and the price will
be reduced to $2, $1.50 and $1
reserve tour seats for entire
Tne 92 and fl.ou tickets en
title holders to reserved seats for
each entertainment and arrange
ments will be made so that these
seats may be reserved for the
entire course before the date of
the first entertainment. The $1
tickets will entitle holder to ad
mission to all five entertainments
but do not include reserved seats.
General admission for each
entertainment 50 and 35c. Re
served seats 75 and 50c.
A. B. Cordlet.
Thirty Years an Elder
Glancing overthe, record of
the.First Presbyterian church,
we find that Father Caleb Davis
has been an active elder ' in the
church for the past thirty-years.
During this time, many storms
have passed over the denomina
tion which- at times , threatened
to blot it out of existence, and
although this good brother has
been an active worker all this
time he has Dassed through the
trying ordeal without a spot or
blemish upon his character,
which is fullv attested by the
love and esteem in which he is
held, by all. Although 83 years
of age he still takes a deep in-'
terest in . everything pertaining
to the welfare of the church. He
has been a resident of Oregon
nearly 40 years and has made a
record for himself of which the
church, his family and the com-
munity may well feel proud.?
Ready JFor .Use.
v Firsts 1909.
LARGEST OF THE
U5 Feet Jn2 WW
18-lnch Draft,' With -150
Another steamboat to take the
place of the-Altona, recently sold
to an Alaska navigation concern.
will be built' by. the Oregon City
Transportation Company for ser
vice in the freight and passenger;
trade between- Portland and
points oh the upper Willamettet
A contract for the construction
of the craft will be let in time to
have her ready for commission
by July 1st. ?-
Beginning with that date, of
ficials of the company say they
intend to provide a daily service
between Portland and Corvallis,
the. head of navigation, on the
upper -Willamette. - The other
steamers of ' the line which- will
assist in maintaining such a ser
vice will be the Pomona' and
Oregona. It will be the first
tempt has ever been made to
have a passenger boat out of here
for the head of navigation every
day in the week.
J. be new steamer will be the
largest of the fleet. She will be
145 feet long, 2a feet wide, of 18
inches draft, and capable" of
handling 250 tons of general
merchandise. r The capacity of
neither of the other boats of the
line is more than 150 tons. It
is also the intention to equip her
with powerful engines to make
her as speedy as' possible. ' It is
claimed there will ' be no finer
steamer plying in. local waters
than the . new . craft, for which
plans are being drawn. -
With an electric line running
to Sa'eni and the railroads cater
ing for business which has been
hitherto handled by the steam
ers, it is explained that naviga
tion companies are forced ' to
provide the best service there is
going or retire ' from tne held.
1 he competition for the trade
has reached suehja stage, it is
held, that nothing will satisfy
the public but the best, and it is
for this reason steps are being
taken to add to the water trans
portation facilities. "
Though : more railroads are
being built each year through
territory served by the steam
boat companies, it 3s claimed
there will be more eraft in opera
tion each season. It is pointed
out that the increase in both
and and river transportation
means the more rapid develop
ment of the ; varied resources.
As a consequence the traffic is
greatly increased, and both
modes of transportation . are
needed The i ivermen declare
there is no immediate prospect
that any steamers will be driven
out of service" by the s extension
of electric .or railroad lines.
elegram. 'rl-y .
Funeral of John Cams
The remains of the late John
Cams, who died at the home of
his daughter in Albany, Mon
day evening, "were, brought , to
Corvallis, ..Wednesday morning
and interred in the Odd Fallows
cemetery. The funeral servic s
were held in this city, Rhv. W.
S. Gordon of Albany officiating. I
Deceased was b. years old and
formerly resided in Corvallis.
CITY DADS MKET
And. Get Down to Bnsfness
i The Proceedings
" Another , meeting of the city
council "was held Monday eve
ning at Fireman's Hall and mat
ters of' some importance were
considered. ".' - v
x , The council referred the ques
tion of grayeling the street lead
ing to Philomath to street com
mittee with instruction to pay. i
of expense out of the general
fund, balance to be paid out of
the county fund." - 1 '
' 'The'Police' Judge was instruct
ed to hbtif v "the "pater o.nmmis.
sion that th city will pay $50 a
monin ior water. . ,
'.. The" matter "of adding $55 to
kpff, donat:frbn School .Fair
3s .for the .., purchase of the
$250 w,orth of jextra wiring now
on Second street was. referred. fci
It" was decided that "the streets
west of. Third shall all be, 30 feet
wjum airu w euro wun, me ex
ception of certain narrow streets.
.. Arc ..lights . will, be, placed on
5th and . Harrison and ,8th and
Monroe, and the light at college
grounds at the west end of Madi
son street will ' be : moved : one
block east unless college wishes
to pay i the expense of ight.' ,
l he matter . oi the, ownership
of Washington street xef erred to
Citv Attornev Brvson.
A cement walk ordinance wilt
be passed at the next meeting to
"In Dixie Land." ;
Beantifal Sonthern Plai
Next Friday and Saturday,
October 30 and 31st, the Alcazar
Stock Company. ,' will play' "a! re
turn engagement at the .opera
house, producing the well known
Southern playy "In Dixie .Land."
The play is a picturesque story
of life in the sunny South, bubr
Kli Tier OTlf K Tail frH it- anrj 'mAltincr
in tftursr it hut nlfinteni hart.
interest and intense climaxes,
and will be one of the best off er -
ings of the season. 1 Since last
appearing here the Alcazar Com
pany has played in all of the
larger towns from Eugene to The
Dalles and everywhere they have
met with splendid success and
the press and public are loud in
praise of the artistic work of. the
company. i They are giving high
class productions of standard
plays, .and at popular prices,
which! you cannot afford to miss.
Come and spend a night in
Dixie Land with the company
that belongs to you.
. : Johnson-Brown Nuptials
Miss Elsie Johnson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs." J. P. Johnson
of this city, was united in mar
riage to James Brown at 10 a. nr.
Wednesday at the bride's home,
Kev. H. H. Hubbell officiating,
Only the relatives and a few in
timate friends witnessed the
ceremony. The young couple
left on the evening train for Ho-quiam-,
Wash., where they will
make their future home. They
are followed by the good wishes
of a host of Corvallis friends.
A pretty wedding occurred in
Corvallis, Wednesday evening at
8:30 o'clock," when Miss Hazel
MollenbecK, a . popular young
lady of this city, and Rex Smith
were united in holy wedlock by
Rev. D. H. Leech. The event
was solemnized at the home of
the groom ' on .' North Second
street, only the immediate. rela
tives and friends being presents
The young people will reside in
this city, where the groom owns
a harness shop. Mr. and Mrs.
Smith ' have the best wishes, of
their Corvallis friends.
. I. '
THE WEST SHOULD
? BEf SETTLED UP
UND LAWS BEH1HD TIKES
SizA of Dry Farm Homesteads
, -ghonld. Be ?40 Acres, Irri
gation Farms Smaller. " c
. ..The .Trans-Mississippi Con
gress )ield, an annual session in
San Francisco, last week.- More
than '1000 delegates, from all
Over the Union, were there.
'.This Congress considered sub-
jects oi , general , interest io an
r - ' . j. . a i i
the Western and Middle .btates.
Of the Reclamation Service, the
President ; said, it rivals in im
portance the Panama' Canal 'pro
ject. It, .employs. 1,000 men
and pavs out, $1,250,000. every
month.- It has already complet
ed 1,815 miles of irrigation ca
nals, nOw carrying water to hith-
erio , ana ianas. .. v jyiore n tnan
enough to reach from Corvallis
to . San . Francisco ; and return.
The president said: "The idea
prevailing.in the early days of
the Republic that the public do
main should be used as a revenue
producer, abandoned in favor of
the better . method of using the
same for settlement, should hot
be 'revived. ' The West should
be settled up. The quicker the
public domain passes into private
ownership' the; better it", will, be
for, us.; Dry farming homesteads
should be. enlarged to at least
220 or 240 acres. A large home
stead should be given for dry
farming and a small one for
'Titles to Government land'
'under,. favorable irrigation pro -
i jectsv should be granted more
nniplrlwtHnn their at. nTBsnt.
and, if necessary, our national
. . . y : . i r .'
laws should be changed so as to
bring this about. , Title should
be made the result of cultivation
and use, than length of time
necessary for the settler to live
upon the Government lands be
fore title is granted." .
This has the true ring of in
telligence. Our land laws are
behind the times. When the
land which requires, no expendi
ture of capital to make produc
tion was all gone, then the Gov
ernment should .have met the
new conditions confronting the
homesteads, and made it possi
ble for the poor man, in whose
interest this whole Homestead
idea was framed, to carve a home
out of the wilderness, which he
could not do and cannot do, un
der the existing law. Let the
National Congress make such
modification in the land laws as
will make home building possi
ble for poor men, and the lands
will quickly be settled and homes
made, and at the same time the
great incentive to land frauds,
of a certain class, will be gone.
It is "simply amazing to see
bow Corvallis is growing. Al
though'many new houses have
been built and occupied this sea
son 'and at least 300 rooms add
ed to the supply of last year, still
there is an active demand and a
scapcity of houses to rent. And
rents are- very reasonable, too,
considering the demand for
nouses. There has been two
good sized additions Hershner's
and McFadden's added to the
city thi? year, and another by
Mrs,.' Minnie fE. Lee is in con
templation. ' Watch us - grow.
Zii ! Boom! Bee!
W?TH THE AIIN1STR.S
What They N ill Talk
: FIRST METHODIST.
Sunday morning at the M. E.
church the subject for discussion
will be "Civic Righteousness and
the Duties of a Christian. At the
request of the W. C. T. U. all
Corvallis ministers will speak on
this subject. ' r . ;
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN .
Preaching at the Presbyterian
church Sunday. , morning and
evening by the'pa'stor, J. R. N.
Bell. Morning" topic, "Civic
Rightnessi" 'evening topic, "The
Rainbow." Everybody invited
to these services.- Music a spec
ialty at the evening service.
' 1 CHRISTIAN. '
Bible School 10 a. m.; preach-
inir Ann. I .nmninmAn II o m
subject of 'r sermon, "Jesus at
Judas' Feet;" Junior C. E. to be
E. at 6:30 p, m., Hazel Raber,
leader; preaching 7:30, , subject,
"Citizenship" by request of W.
C. T. TJ.j . H, H. Hubbell, pastor.
. Corner 9th a,n4 Harrison Sts;
Subject at 11 a. m.,' "Christian
Citizenship ;'k ' evening topig-.
"The Sociology ;of Jesus." Sun
day' School at 10 ia.m.; Bible
study and prayer meeting Wed
nesday at 7:30 p. m. ' Special!
Students' reception on Tuesday,
Oct. 27, from 8. to 10 p. m.
Beulah Sunday "School at 2 p.
m.f preaching at 3 p. m. subject,
"What we Owe the Lord;?' K. L.
C. E. at 7:30 p. m.
"An Incompleted Correspond
ence" and "Wm. Ewart Glad
stone" are the themes for 11 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m. respectively,
at the Frf st H Congregational
church the coming Sunday, Oct.
25th, Evan P. Hughes, minister
being the speaker on both occa-
' sions. Mr: Hughes has visited
the .British rariiment severat
times ana ii ear a :ine tirana
rvi -i ,
Old Man" in some of hisgreai-
est efforts. -The lecture Sunday
night promises to be interesting,.
'1ft 'n m "RiKlfi Sflinnl. Sunt
Prof. Cordley; 6:30 p. m. the
Devotional Hour of the C. E.
society. ' This church welcomes
with a warm heart all, especially
strangers, to the worship of God
The City,. Beautiful
XNOtning is so attractive to
residents and visitors as well
groomed streets and walks. The
City Dads have been investigat
ing hard pavements and concrete
walks. There has been some'
helpful suggestions made. One
is that Monroe, Jefferson and
Ninth streets be improved by'
reducing the wfdth of the drive
way to about 30 or 40 feet and
making the gutters that distance
apart, then lay asphalt or some
smooth hard pavement on the
driveway. Then .within tho
curbing along these gutters on
both sides make smooth lawns, .
A A 1 1 1 1- ' .1. 11 1
i. k i mm wti i if r i i 1 1 tit mi i i-i ri-k
placed perhaps 10 feet out to--ward3
the middle . of the street; ,
and laid in concrete.
The benfit of such an improve--ment
is at once evident. The
crooked streets and walks as now
built would be eliminated, and
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the curbings, walks and property
lines all conform to a property
line. Whether the property
tiful avenues " or not is another
question their own question
uui inere is no question dui tnat .
such improvements, if made,
would make the streets regular
boulevards and something to
be very proud of and the prop
erty owners would , have consid
erably more grounds to turn
around in. ' - .; - -