The gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1909, July 02, 1909, Image 2

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Practice of Southern Pacific in the
Matter of Handling Corvallis Passen-
. gers to Be Taken Up With the Com
pany by the Commission.
; That the article recently published in
the Gazette callinsr attention to the
manrwr'in which through nasseneers to
Corvallis were being treated by the
Southern Pacific company in the exac
tion of an extra half-dollar to enable
'them to reach this point over the C. &
E. road from Albany, has been produc
tive of some good, i3 evident from the
following letter to this paper from the
Railroad Commission of this state:
"Salem, Oregon, June 25, 1909.
"We are in receipt of a marked copy
of your paper, in which appears an ar
ticle complaining as to the practice of
the railroad company in handling Cor
vallis passengers. We are taking this
and it will undoubtedly be adjusted to
i 1 i - 1 i C it J
uietsansiaction oi an-concerneu.
Yours verv trulv.
Railroad Commission of Oregon
, By Oswald West,
' It certainly is to- be hoped that the
Commission will see that the present
i -1 - r je . :i.i 1 ,1
condition 01 auairs is ijuiciiiy cnaiiyt-u
and that Coryallis "passengers be given
the .rights to which their railroad tickets
justly entitle them
- This is a matter in which the Gazette
has no further interest than to see Cor
vallis fairly treated instead of the im
pression prevailiag that it is merely a
side station on an unimportant branch
While the Kailroad Commission is
about it, ;the matter.of confusing con
nections at Albany should be looked in-
. .-. to. As it is now, passengers ao not
. know where to find the C. & E. trains
the consequence. Only this week two
young lady students from Eugene left
the- train at Albany to take the C. & E,
i road for Newport, where they were to
. work during the summer vacation,
. They could not get any information-as
to where the C. & E. train stood and in
their confusion boarded a northbound
irum 011 tile mam line, wixixi buun. iiieiu
' "' ' . j i c i- J : j
their mistake, : . By the time they re
turned to Albany and finally found the
. rigfitxtrain for Newport they had been
delayed an entire day and night and put
to considerable extra expense:
' This is only one instance. Many
others might be cited.
Peaches Bring Big Price
Among the early orchardists of the
Grants Pass section to dispose of his
crop of peaches for a fair figure is E.
W. Shattuck, who has made a specility
of growing fine . peaches for several
' ' years. Mr. Shattuck disposed of his
; , ' entire crop last week to a firm in Seat-
tie for $600 ner acre on the trees, as
. the fruit ripens. The firm took 12
acres at these figures. When the fruit
has matured and js ready for shipment.
ail tnac Mr. snattucK win nave to do
"- will be to draw his money, as the firm
in Seattle will do its own picking, pack
ing and shipping, thus leaving the prof
it fof $7200 to the fruitraiser, without
any bother or trouble during the har
vesting season.
the state to inaugurate work along
the lines of industrial training.
President Ressler graduated from
Otterfein University, Ohio, in 1891,
taught in the public schools of that
state for five years, and then took post
graduate work at the Ohio State Uni
versity, receiving his M. A. degree in
1897. He then removed to Oregon,
where he was City Superintendent of
public schools at Eugene four years,
organizing the first High School in
that city and graduating the first class
in 1901. During the following year he
was assistant professor of education at
the University of Oregon,, and for the
last seven years he has been president
of the State Normal School at Mon
mouth, bringing that school through
the last two years with no aid what
ever from the state, and serving with
out pay for over a year and a half.
Upon the recommendation of the
Roosevelt Country Commissson this
department of industrial pedagogy was
iustalled in the college, - not only for
the benefit of the regular, college
students, but also to provide a depart
ment in the state where the public
school teachers can obtain instruction
in the practical and industrial training
work to be a part of the regular gram
mar school instruction in many of the
schools of the state.
Thinks Continued Hesitation to Accept
Proffered. Bequest Due to Lack of
Appreciation on Fart of the City to
Make Suitable Arrangement.
O. A. C. Girl
Wins Honors
Miss Mary Sutherland, an Oregon
girl, graduated from the Teachers' col
lege of Columbia university in the June
class, completing a course which enti
tles her to a degree and bachelor's dl
pioma. She was the only girl from Or
egon in the class and the only one who
finished the prescribed course in one
year's time. Miss Sutherland is a grad
uate of Oregon Agricultural College and
has been a teacher of domestic art in
that institution. She will remain in
New York this summer and will teach
domestic art in Miss Helen Gould's
school for girls at Tarrytown. N. Y.
On the large estate left her by her
father Miss Gould has established this
summer school for girls who come from
all the countryside to attend. The in
s tractors go irom JNew York every
morning and are met by coachmen from
the Gould estate with equipages and
are driven to the school.
W. A.. Wells has decided to withdraw
the offer he made to the Council some
time ago to give the city a handsome
public fountain and has so informed the
municipal authorities In the following
letter: ,
Corvallis, Or., June 26, '09.
To the Honorable, the Mayor and
Common Council of the City of Cor
vallis :
Gentlemen : Nearly two months
have elapsed since Mr. Virgil E. Wai
ters, acting as my representative, ac
quainted your honorable body with my
offer to erect a public fountain at the
intersection of Second and Madison
streets, at a cost of not less than one
thousand dollars, the fountain to be
dedicated to the City of Corvallis, in
memory of my son Otto. At the time
of making the offer, neither I nor any
one to whom I mentioned the matter,
had any doubt but what it would be ac
cepted at once in behalf of the City, by
your honorable body. Your continued
hesitation in accepting the offer leaves
no doubt in my mind that the gift is
not appreciated.
I therefore withdraw my offer.
Respectfully yours,
W. A. Wells.
This conclusion on the part of Mr.
Wells, will doubtless be deeply regret
ted by many Corvallis people who know
the disinterested motives that prompted
the gift.
Oregon People
Pray For Rain
Valuable Books
Given To O. A. C
Heath House
Bert T. Heath and Miss Julia House
were quietly married in Portland last
week, the ceremony being performed by
Dr. Brougher, of the White Temple.
Mr. Heath is a popular OAC student
while the bride has been the artistic
trimmer at Mrs. Weatherla's, millinery
. parlors for two seasons. v
.. As'- the groom's father has an im-
' portant government position at Manila
. is thought by friends here that the
young couple may go over to the Philli-
pkies to live.
John Ray, of Hillsdale, Ore., recently
made the college library a valuable gift
of several pamphlets on the geology of
Corvallis and the surrounding country,
also 32 volumes of "The Living Age."
Several other gifts have been re
cently made to the college library, one
of which was a copy of "Miller's Dic
tionary of Botany," a valuable old work
published in London in 1796. This book
was presented by Professor E. R. Lake
of the college faculty. -
A Diversified Farmer
J. W. Mitchell, of Crabtree, who
won fame in Albany a couple years ago,.
was in town today. He is a diversified
farmer for certain and is demonstrating
how a man can make it by' hustling.
Last year he cleaned up $2500 to $3,000
on potatoes, having eighteen acres in
spuds. This year he has planted
thirty-five acres. Besides he has five
acres of cabbages, three of onions,
forty or fifty in hay, some in rutabagas
and in fact there is hardly anything
Mitchell doesn't raise and raise well,
with a big family to back him. And
that is what is going to count- in " this
valley. Albany Democrat ,
Women and Boys Exempt.
County Clerk Allen, of Salern has re
ceived a letter irom state Uame W ard-
en Stevenson, of Forest Grove,' to the
effect that all deputies had been notified
not to require women and boys under
15 to take out fishing licenses. The
Warden says the law plainly intended
to exempt the women and children, and
he believes it no more than justice to
the state and those directly -concerned
to abide by the evident intent of the
Those people who have" been casting
slurs at Oregon and saying that it rains
here 13 months in a year will have to
do some crawfishing, for down at Salem
they are praying for rain. Colonel E.
Hofer has issued an appeal to the peo
ple of Salem to pray and pray hard for
rain all this week. It is aanunced
that there is most urgent need for rain
to make the grain, hay and cherry crops
and while it is a new thing to pray for
rain in Oregon, this is a case of neces
sity and people ought not to be asham
ed to resort to prayer.
Colonel Hofer publicly announces
that he believes in the power of prayer
to bring rain. He considered this bet
ter than the Weather Bureau, which
has twice made forecasts for rain, but
failed to bring up a solitary cloud. Ac
cording to the Colonel, if only one min
ister with a large congregation will
pray for rain earnestly and believing in
results, there will be showers. If all
the churches would pray for rain there
would be a week of precipitation and
the trouble would be to stop it, after
the rain started.
All prayer meetings held in Salem this
week are urged to devote their ener
gies to bringing a good, suDstantiai
Blind Piggers Soaked.
Three men were sentenced by Judge
Harris, of the Circuit Court, Saturday,
for the illicit sale of liquor in Lane
county. Mart Endicott, who was found
guilty by a iury, was fined $250 and"
sentenced to serve 30 days in the coun
ty jail. Jesse Eddy,- who pleaded guilty,
was fined $100 and will serve 30 days in
jail. Oscar Parsons was fined $200 and
sentenced to 20 days in jail. There are
several yet to try, and a number will,
perhaps, plead guilty.
Uniform Hop Standard.
The Department of Agriculture issued
recently a pamphlet addressed to the
hopgrowers of the United States urg
ing upon them the advisabiiity of adopt
ing a definite standard for judging the
quality of hops. At present hops are
graded variously, some according to
points of origin, ; others according to
general appearance, others by odor and
in instances other stahdards are relied
upon. All these, it is said, are unsat
isfactory, as they fail to attain the de
sired end a fair and just valuation. In
Eusope, it is pointed out, there is a fixed
standard, which is not cnly reliable, but
satisfactory to hopgrowers as well as to
hopbuyers. ' The .whole question is dis
cussed at some length in this pamphlet,
which has been prepared by W. W.
Stoekberger, one of the hop experts of
the department.
Letter Carriers Convene
Delegates to the convention of Oregon
State Letter Carriers' Association were
1 in session in Eugene Saturday evening.
State ' Delegates to the. National assocation,
Another valuable addition was made
to the college faculty, today, when
President E. D. Ressler, of the
Normal School at Monmouth accepted which will meet in August, will be elect
the position as professor of industrial ed and also certain resolutions passed
" pedagogy, a branch of study which will
oe taught next year for the first time.
President Ressler" will also make in
stitute work'an important feature of
his department, and will aid the teach-
ers in the different schools throughout
which will be presented to the National
body. President F. E. Taylor, of Eu
gene, presided. Vice-President F. E.
Holm and Secretary E. J. Burrows,
of Portland, are in attendance. : Port
land sent 10 delegates.
New Woodcraft Officers
Delegates of the Women of Wood
craft of District No 12, which includes
the counties of Western Oregon, met
in a one-day session at Albany, Thurs
day, and elected the following officers
for the district: Mrs. Nettie Parsons,
Creswell, re-elected - district guardian;
Mrs. Sheldon, Corvallis, district 'clerk;
Mrs. Birdie Kerremans, Ashland,' at-
tendent, Mrs. -.Rosenberg, , Cottage
Grove,. inner sentinel; Mrs. L. E. Moe,
Albany, outer sentinel. . Delegates
elected io grand convention, which will
be held in Portland next month," are
Mrs. Murphy, of Eugene; Mrs. Verick,
of Albany, and Mrs. McMillen, of
Klamath Falls.
Some Grub Oak wood for sale. W.
G. J)avis. Ind. phone 6525. 6-25-W-2t
Tjere will be no Coupon Card issued for
July on account of remodelling store. . .
noticeh I Big Time
July will find us working harder
than ever, selling goods at
All Summer Apparel and Wash
Goods MUST be sold, and prices
are the very lowest and values
the biggest ever. .'
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Snaps for Summer;
Ladies' fine Silk Lisle Gloves, Black, i q
Tan, White, in all sizes, now the' pair
Extra quality Jersey ribbed Vests,
with drawers to match. All sizes....
Burson Hose, ribbed-top, split-foot, - Q
out-size, black or Jan. "AH sizes.
English Zephyr Gingham, plain and i n
stripe patterns, guaranteed fast color
Swiss Bateste Lawns, Dimity, etc
plain, fancy, patterns regular 25c..
Fine Ribbons, Silk, Messaline. All Q
colors for all use, regular 40c, now.l
Immense line of stock collars, in all in
the newest styles. All sizes on sale.. f
Hundreds of yards of Calico, all
colors, standard mills. 20 yards
Messaline, Satin, Fourlard Silks, in
all the much wanted shades on sale..
Pretty, dainty Parasols for children,
white, pink, blue and red on sale now'
Big Bargain Giving and Price
Slashing in our skirt section.
Your own choice now
Washable Dresses, in many new
pretty styles, usually sold for up
to $8.00 now only
Net Waists, Ecru White Cream,
all sizes, long sleeves, new and
dainty, Now.' ,
Muslin underwear one big lot draw- JQ
ers, skirts, corsets covers, etc. Now.1
Your smallest purchase will make you a
saving here now. Bring your neighbor
the yard
$1.15 the dozen.
Wash Goods, Wash Dresses
are selling at SACRIFICE price.
' 142 Second Street