VOL. I. NO. 103
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY. OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
J)R. JOHNSON ADVISES COUNTY TO
MAKE DISPLAY AT SEATTLE
SEPT. OFFERS OPPORTUNITY
Corvallis Man, Just From Fair, Says a
Few Things About Oregon Exhibit
and Tells Public What He Thinks
Would Be Profitable Investment
"Corvallis and Benton county
could not do a better thing right
now than to send an exhibit of-
fruit and vegetables to the Ore
gon building at the Seattle fair,"
says Dr. Wm. Johnson who has
just returned from a trip through
the Northwest and " Canada.
"There is nothing in the Oregon
building beside which Benton
county fruit and vegetables
would not loom up handsomely
and just now everything there is
Eugene and Marion county. Eu
gene pictures are" there that
bathing girl, rainfall stunt at Eu
gene and one sees them at every
turn. Then he runs into a Eu
.gene man talking Lane county to
' beat the band. When he gets'
away from -Warren, . lie; bumps
into the Marion : county man.
. These people not only talk their
.own counties, but if occasion of-
-..lexis may put in a gentle KnocK
at Benton, which Warren claims
was awarded its blue ribbons
through favoritism. We have
nothing there to show and of
course the knock goes. , Septem
ber will be the best month at the
fair, and I can not but believe
. that a Benton county exhibit
there this month would more
than tiav fni itself TVma m
tinued Dr. Johnson'. "
A General Impression
Speaking of the Seattle1 fair in
general, Dr. Johnson agrees with
most in the statement that it is
more compact and more beautiful
from the point of landscape gar
dening. However, the- natural
setting is not so satisfactory as
the fair atPortlarid." He thinks
the display of machinery not
-comparable to that at Portland.
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nor is the Manufactures building
-as acceptable. The Spokane ex
hibit, which is really beautiful,
looked crOodto him and hp fonnrl
it possible 'to admire California's
exhibit of bottled fruits and vege
table's showing :' tremendously in
its magnified form.
Bought Canadian Land
Dr. Johnson and John A Jack
son, a Portlander who will locate
here shortly, went up to Calgary
to look at v cheap , lands there.
TJiey looked at the cattle more
than the country, saw that they
were fat and noted stacks of hay
several years okt This was am
ple proof to them and they "go1
bled up some of the . English do
minion. Dr. Johnson was naf.
ticularl Jnterested r in the fact
that Calgary, a city of 25.000.
lias but eight bars, these .bemg
an hotels;, They open "at 6 a. m
and close at 7 p. m. ' .
FALL AND WINTER
Just a few words about the fall and
winter styles in millinery. -
. They were never more diversified as
to color and shapes. There is, in the
more subdued modes, a soft blending of
harmonious color, - while the striking
and daring styles are not lacking in
that taste which gives to millinery an
art peculiarly its own. -"y--
: The Magpie, 'Oriole and Wisteria, so
en ad finitum. : '
In modes for hair-dressing, hair orna
ments, combs, barrattaes, puffs, hair
rolls and switches, nets, etc., the very
latest are to be found here, I make a
specialty of shampooing and manicur
ing. ' ' v ...
Mrs. H. E. Wetherla,
LaMode Millinery Parlors.
151 Madison street. '.
F. O. Gray'is again at the express
office, having just returned from a der-
lightful vacation. His machine had a
mishap about twenty miles out of Port
land, and the in jury was so vital that
he had to leave it and send a machinist
to fix it up and bring it back to Corval
lis.' - . ,
SOME BIG PEOPLE
Chicago Newspaper Man Comes to
Write Up the College.
Very distinguished visitors
were at O. A. C. last night and
this morning William E. Curtis,
of the Chicago Record-Herald,
and wife and - daughter; General
Passenger 'Agent ''WmT'McMur-"
ray, and District Passenger Agent
W. H. Jenkins. .This party of
distinguished people came in last
night at 8:30, traveling in Mr.
McMurrayV private car.' .They
remained until 11:15 this morn
ing, the spare time being spent
in an inspection of 0. A. C. un
der the guidance of President W.
J. Kerr, who also conveyed them
in carriages about the city this
morning. " " i
Wm. E. Curtis is one of the
best-known newspaper writers in
the United States, having done
special work in recent years that
has placed him at the top round
of the ladder. He is now touring
the Northwest writing - special
articles for' the Chicago T Record
Heraldand came to Corvallis to
see the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege and its president, who was
recently elected president of the
National ; Association of College
Presidents. The size of Mr. Cur
tis is better "understood when it
is remembered that he is being
carried on his tour in the private
car of great railroad officials, who
are attending him in person.
The statement is made that
Mr. Curtis expressed ' surprise
aiiu pleasure at we present scope
of O. A. C, and was enthusiastic
over the comprehensive plans for
the future how being worked out;
The Chicago Record-Herald will
have something to say about O.
A, C. before long Everv little
helps so here's to Curtis.
A Good Position
Can be had by ambitious young men
and ladies in the field of "Wireless" or
Railway telesrraDhv. Kinpe tht R-Tinnr
law', became effective, sad since the
Wireless companies are establishing,
stations tnrouehout the eountrv thaw.
is a -great shortage of . telem-nnli
x-osmons pay Degmners from $70 to
$90 per mouth, with srood eharw ft.
advancement The National Telegraph
institutes 01 Portland, Ore., operates
six official institutes in America, under
supervision or it. K. and Wireless Offi
cials and place all graduates into rwwi.
tions. . It will pay you to write them
for full details. -. ' 8-30-3t
; The Gazette-Times 50c per month.
SECOND STREET, FULL LENGTH, OR
DERED PAVED; OBJECTIONS SEPT. 24
COUNCIL APPROVES PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR PAVING CITTS
PRINCIPAL STREET AND PASSES RESOLUTION'.
CITY WILL PAY FIFTEEN PER
Either Bithulithic or Hassam to Be Used
to Be Assessed For This Improvement-- Citizens Have Opportunity to
Protest On September 24 -If No HitcU Develops Paving May Be Com
menced About First or Tenth of October -'
In special .session last night
the Corvallis city council approv
ed plans and specifications for
the paving of Second street from
the Occidental Mill to "A".
street, and set Sept. 24 as the
time for hearing objections to
said proposed improvement. -
The plans are for bitulithic or
Hassam paving, full , width of
street, and the cost of same is to
be assessed against all proDertv'
peculiarly or specifically benefit
ed by such paying. The reso
lution just passed . provides that
only the .. property abutting
Second street shall be assessed,
but this will probably be changed
to include all of the block on
either side of the street, the
east side' of ' Third and west
BMe"trf"FirsViemg assessed at 'a
minimum, or course. 1
It is also proposed to nave
Jackson, Monroe, Madison " and
Jefferson one block west of
Second, this being provided for
in ,the resolution,, and the whole
forming "Paving District No.l."
City Will Pay
After discussing4" this matter
inforniaUv,for weeks, the coun
cil took official action last night
and declared in favor of the city
paying 15 per cent of the total
cost of paving any and all streets.
1 he question as to whether prop
erty owners should paye the in
tersections was threshed out at
various times;" and is finally
settled as stated. The city does
not recognize intersections in
anyway; it figures out the total
cost of . the paving from the
Occidental mill to 'A' street,
assesses the property owners for
85 per cent of the cost and
charges the' remaining 15 per
cent against the city, '
Some Objection. ,
It is said that there will be at
least: slight objections to the
paving , of the block below
Washington ' street.7 At the
meeting last night, Councilman
Irvine suggested that the Occi
dental mill ,be permited to retain
its board street, ' rather than
pave, but the "council showed no
disposition to "acquiesce.
The Hoyts at the Palace theater last
night appeared in an entirely new pro
gram consisting of slack wire walking
and shooting.; Mr. Hoyt opened the
vaudeville part with a "silly kid" stunt
and performed several tricks on wire.
It is evident that he' has sometime or
other been a good one at this form of
entertainment, but as he explained to
his audience last night, he is now too
heavy to do all his tricks. However,
he did several good ..ones, . the. donning
of a suit while on the wire being ex
tremely difficult. Espanita appeared
as a "cowgirl," dressed in buckskin
CENT. OF THE TOTAL COST
-All Property on Abutting Blocks
and startled the audience -.witiT-her.
shooting of. a rifle One of her difficult
tricks was the shooting of a cigar from
the lips of her husband, and then shoot
ings the : brand from the same, cigar.
The jentertainment afforded by these
cleve people, last night was. the best
program they have appeared in here,
and it should fill the house to capacity
' The , moving pictures .are above the
average, too, the film '.'Before the
Mast,.'.'', being the longest and best.
"The I Adventures of Fifine" and "In
structions, by Correspondence"'" are the
other two pictures shown and both are
good. I . f ,
Mis Spangler has a new illustrated
song: tjaat is a. good ... one and altogether
the show was good, and will be repeat
ed tonight. ' : - v
George Prine, who lives in the
Crabtree country, was shot Sun
day at 9:30 o'clock, by W. G. M.
Smith, his neighbor, because he
paid attentions to his daughter.
Smith has been arrested and tak
en to Lebanon by Deputy Sheriff
Green. . ,
KLINE S ' PURE FOOD DEPARTMENT
GOOD GOODS AND PROMPT SERVICE
We carry the largest and best line of Staple and Fancy Groceries in the city.
TEAS AND COFFEES OUR SPECIALTY
Agents for BARERIZED BARRINGTON HALL COFFEE
i- VAN DUZER'S FLAVORING EXTRACT (None Better)
Z . MONOPOLE CANNED GOODS (Strictly High Grade.)
- Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Always In Stock
Prine is getting along all right.
A report from Lebanon states
that Smith waived examination
and has. been ' put under, bonds.
He is out ' at present under his
good behavior. , , - r . ; .
, . Prine, who is a bachelor, has
worked for many years on the
farm of Mrs. Frank Smith, the
mother of W. G. M. Smith, A
little more than ", a year ago
trouble arose, between Smith,
who is 46 years old. and Prine.
who is 44 years old,' over atten
tion Prine is said to have paid
Smith's daughter. .
Hop-picking at the D. B. Tavlor vard
will begin next Saturday. ' Mr. Taylor
will .employ about 325 . . nickers and
keep them busy three weeks. " His crop
is a iairiy gooa one, and the quality of
the hops is excellent.
Oregon Gets Man Who Judges at the
The management of the Ore
gon State lair has secured the
services of Henry Berrar of Cali
fornia to place the poultry
awards at the Fair. Mr. Berrar
was also judge at A.Y.P.E., and
the Salem Fair, is fortunate in
getting the services of a , man of
his standing as a poultry, judge.
Tbe indicatjp1u5.jarq.f07 a gp?c3
did exhibit of poultry, at the Ore
gon Fair. Interest in the poultry
industry is growing rapidly in
this state and a great many vis
itors to the Fair will form their
opinion of Oregon as a poultry
state from the display of poultry
there. Breeders are alive to this
fact and intend to show to the
world that Oregon can produce
poultry the equal of any in the
LOOK AT OUR LIST
Turnips . .
Beets . . .'
Green Beans, Corn, Onions
Pie Pumpkins , . -
Sweet Potatoes .?
Potatoes and Onions
Phone" Your Orders Direct Connections"
W GET A
CORVALLIS MERCHANTS ASK FOR
RETURN SPECIAL TO TOLEDO
WANT S1.50 ROUND TRIP RATE
Merchants'- Association Talks Over
Benton County Day Plans and De
cides to Ask Mr. McMurray For
The merchants of this city will
know tomorrow whether a spec
ial train and reduced fare to To
ledo may be secured for Benton
county day at the Lincoln county
fair, Friday, Sept. 9. While Gen" :
eral Passenger Agent McMurry
was in the city, this morning he
conferred with the Special Com-
mittee Houston, S. L. Kline and
Wm. Currin and listened to
their request, promising to give
a i definite answer tomorrowt
They ask for a ' special leaving
here about 7 a. m.' and leaving
Toledo at 7 p. m., with $X.50
round trip fare; and they guar- "
anteed from 100 to 200 passen- '
Pres. Russ,' of the 'Merchants
Association, S.-. L.t: Kline.,: -.the'.
meaiberstif ihe'Spe'cidl :conifait-l?
tee, and other prominent busi
ness men are anxious to have Cor-
vallis and Benton make a first
class showing at the Lincoln fair
on Benton county day, and hope
the big moguls will make it pos
sible by offering conveniences
and a reasonable rate.
W. F. Gaskins and family have mov
ed from the McKellips borne on Fifth
street to the Burger residence at the
corner of 9th and Jefferson. .
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