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(T A, IT? VOL. I. NO. 105 CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY. OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1909 PRICE FIVE CENTS ERR MS F STREET PAVING THINKS STATE WOULD PAY FOR STREETS PAST COLLEGE. REGENTS' POLICY IS LIBERAL Street Paving on Both Sides of College Would Cost About $20,000, but it is Believed State Would Reconize Need and Meet the Emergency. Since petitions for paving Jef f erson and Monroe streets have been filed there has been more or less discussion as to whether the Agricultural College would stand its rightful share of the cost If the paving proposed were done, the college would be in for half of ten or more blocks, paving that would cost in the vicinity of $20,000. The college, being state property, could not be forced to make any sort of im provement, and naturally enough there has been more or less spec ulation as to whether the board of regents has the disposition to urge a special appropriation for this purpose. Interviewed in regard to this matter, President W. J. Kerr said that he could not presume to speak for the board, but he -did venture the assurance that the general policy of the board is distinctly favorable to improve ment of this sort, and along ev ery line wherein the student body may be expected to get inspira tion and higher ideals. The board aims to surround the student with everything calculated to give him a love for order, cleanliness and beauty. Knowing that externals have much to do in the formation of ideals and character, the board considers that it is serving the student best when it makes his surroundings appeal to the aesthetic side of his nature. This attitude, or policy, President Kerr thinks, would lead the board of regents to look with favor upon such a wonderful and truly desirable improvement as the paving of Jefferson and Mon roe past the college grounds would be. Dr. Kerr believes that the disposition of Corvallis to give the college boys and girls a clean, well-ordered city, beautiful will meet with a hearty response from the board and from the state leg islature, should a special appro priation be asked. In his estima tion, street and sidewalk paving through the city is the great necessity at the present time and he is confident the resultant re turn will be surprisingly satis factory to the city. He believes that this paving will prove a great asset, a drawing card un excelled. Salem was once up agamst such a proposition as now con fronts Corvallis and the O. A. C. Salem paved to the State house and beyond it, on both sides. A special appropriation for pav ing about the building was asked but the legislature turned down. the request. The State House officials finally guaranteed the I sum necessary, and later the ' legislature met the situation ! properly. Doubtless the solons i would do as much here. Misses Esme and Florence Bassett returned yesterday from a two weeks' i visit at Springfield and Cresswell, Lane ' county. They were accompanied by ' their cousin. Miss Estelle Howe, of ' Cresswell. who will spend several : weeks here in Corvallis. i ' The Gazette-Times 50c per month. SPECIAL SALE GLASSWARE 115 OTHERS SEE IT CHICAGO PAPER TELLS EAST ERNERS INTERESTING FACTS. GREAT OPPORTUNITIES HERE Touches Upon Our Fruits, Garden Spots, Grain Fields', and All Other Features That Are Bringing Oregon to the Front ONE DAY ONLY Saturday, Sept. 4th M Regular 25c and 20c high-footed fruit or berry dishes, cake stands and water pitch ers, WHILE THEY LAST 15c each All Regular 35c extra heavy deep berry dishes and water pitchers and celery trays, Satur day only, 19c each All Regular 50c extra heavy large berry dishes. Very special while they last Sat urday only, s. 29c each Half-gallon water pitcher, very heavy clear crystal glass. Regular 60c value, Saturday only, 35c each uregoruans know Uregon is the greatest state on the globe, and it is always pleasant to read another fellow's opinion when that opinion is favorable. The Chicago Tribune of recent date had the following glowing ac count of Oregon resources, an ac count certain to do Oregon much good m the tremendous eastern territory that paper serves. The Tribune says: Oregon has a population of half a million and over. She has a welcome ior tnousanas more and a royal welcome, too. Na ture has heaped her gifts (of cli mate, scenery and soil, of forest, mine and farm) on this daugh ter of the West and, in gratitude Oregon is stretching out a ; beck oninghand .to the " struggjin masses of the East. There is in Oregon an ' 'embarrassment , of riches" an almost bewildering variety of choice, before the prospective settler. For this state is "resourceful" in more senses than one. He who would make his home in Oregon, should ponder well the question: ''which section?" Land may be pur chased for a few dollars and there is land valued at thousands of dollars per acre. There are opportunities for many. On the Pacific Slope About one-fourth of Oregon's area of 94,560 'square miles, lies west of the Cascade mountains, and embraces some choice gar den spots-the Willamette valley, ncluding nine of the most pro ductive counties in the state the Umpqua valley, known far and wide for its high Quality fruits the Rogue river valley, home of, fine apples, pears and grapes the Hood River valley with its perfect strawberries and unexcelled aDDles. Western Ore gon, thouffh possessing consider able rainfall, is anDlvinff irriffa- ' - rr-ii o tion to produce higher results in fruit growing. , Irrigated Lands. many irrigation projects are under way in Oregon, the acre- ageof land under irrigation so far amounting to about 500,000 About one-twentieth of the total cultivated area. In the valley of the Deschutes river, in the cen tral part of the state in Uma tilla county in the , Klamath country and elsewhere, thou sands of acres will be added to the most productive of the farm lands of the West. But even then the irrigated land Jin the state will bear only a small pro portion to the total cultivable area, and though fruit-raising is "in the lime-light" to the almost complete . obscuration of other products,yet Oregon's grain and grazing lands should not be over looked by the farmer. Wheat Lands. Wheat is the great gram crop of Oregon, and for quality ranks tion. In fact there is in the Willamette valley quite a walnut- plantmg boom, conditions there haying been found peculiarly fa vorable. Extraordinary profits have been actually realized, and stul more extraordinary ones promised. Individual trees are said to have yielded $40 in a sea soft an acre $1,000. The tree does not yield till it is 6 to 8 years combined harvester and thresher drawn by to 60 mules or horses, heading, threshing, cleaning and sacking1 erin finallv drnnninor 7 0 t.J J . the sacks securely tied along the field. . Wheat growing is profit able if engaged in by wholesale. eVen where, for the sake of add ed? moisture and fertility, every- other-year cultivation is neces sary. , i Apples for Epicures The golden apples of the Hes perides if they really were ap pleswere not half so famous asithe apples of Oregon. Here in .a number of districts the very chpicest are being raised at sue h prbfits as to make the eastern or- chardist shake his head incredul ously. For flavor, color and keeping quality, they are famous the world over and prices as high as $15-25 a box are on record. While the trees are growing to the point of bearing, it is com mon to raise strawberries be tween the rows at a good profit. Peaches, Pears and Cherries. Pears the delicious Bartlett and , Cornice bring big profits, those of the Rogue river having broken all records for high prices in 'carload lots. And probably a tefge'portiori xf thestate is capa ble of growing pears profitably. The peach is at home in Douglas county and in favorable locations in the Willamette valley. Cher ries and other fruits are success fully grown in a number of places in hoth Western and East ern Oregon. What About the Walnut? The walnut industry of Oregon has excited considerable atten- QAKVILLE YOUNG PEOPLE MARRIED E. E. CALDWELL HOME SCENE OF BRILLIANT AFFAIR. SPLENDID TESTIMONIAL GIVEN Mps Caldwell and S. Lester Campbell Mate For Life Fifty Guests Wit ness Ceremony and Fifty More Join in Fine Luncheon. Continued on page two At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Cladwell, Miss Janie Russell Caldwell and S. Lester Campbell were united in marriage Wednes day evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. Gilchrist tied the nuptial knot, pronouncing the ceremony that united these two souls with but a single thought. The wedding took place in the presence of fifty or more friends and relatives and though the least elaborate service was used, the ceremony was both impres sive and beautiful. The bride was becomingly attired in white and with the Dridal flowers which she carried looked the very queen her life characterizes her to be. ' . . " The " "decorations '6f the home were very lovely, the rooms being converted into veritable flowers of beauty, and sweetest incense. Following the cere mony an elaborate supper was served, and this was far from the least enjoyable feature of the occasion. That Mr. and Mrs. Campbell are sincerely appreciated in the Oakville vicinity, where they have lived and been sweethearts since early youth, was attested in the fact that at 12 o'clock fifty c $ more univited friends .gathered at the gate of the Caldwell homa -and sang "Home Sweet Home." This was an unexpected testimo nial .and the newly married couple was deeply affected. The serenaders were heartily welcomed and invited to jam in the bounteous luncheon, which they did, much to the pleasure of all present. Mr. and Mrs, Campbell certainly have the best wishes of a wide circle of friends, and deserve them, for both are very estimable young people, from excellent families. Among those present at the wedding were; Mr. and Mrs, W. F. Hamlin, Mr. and Mrs. W, J. Willbanks, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hout, Mr. and Mrs Yates of Albany, Mr. and Mrs, H. O. Wicks, Mr. and Mrsi John Willbanks, Mr. and Mrs. John Bell; Misses Lucy Hamlin, I, Willbanks, Cleo Willbanks, Blanch Post, Golda Yates, Minnie Harpin, Olga Post, Adah Post, Laura Yantes, Bessie Caldwell, May Caldwell, Birdie Fletcher; Mrs. F. Helm, Mrs. F. Jones; Messrs. M. Crawford, Gordon Harris, J. H. Harris, Geo. Mill hollen and Walter Post. A Good Position Can be had by ambitious young men and ladies in the field of "Wireless" or Railway telegraphy. Since the 8-hour law became effective, and since the Wireless companies are establishing stations throughout the country there is a great shortage of telegraphers. Positions pay beginners from $70 to $90 .per mouth, with good chance for advancement." . The National Telegraph'' Institutes of Portland, Ore., operates six official institutes in America, under supervision of R. R. and Wireless Offi cials and place all graduates into posi tions. It will pay you to write them, for full details. 8-30-3t G. W. Mitchell has sold his fine 3 room bungalow on North Fifth street to Professor Kirk, the new principal of Corvallis city schools, who will at once move here to be in readiness for the opening of the fall term. Mr, Mitchell will build himself a new home on his 40-acre farm north of the city. WHITE SEWING MACHINES NUFF SAID New STANDARD PATTERNS For September Dress Goods Bargains DRESS GOODS. This is an assortment of fancy suit ing, mohair in stripes, fancy checks and dots. All sell regular 50c and 60c yard, SPECIAL 39c Wash Goods at Special Price Colored Lawn, Regular 25c, now 19c Colored Lawn, Regular 15c, now IZVzc Cotton Challies, Regular 8c, now 64c Cotton Challies, Regular 64c, now 5c Silk Mulls, Regular 50c, now 38c Soisette in all colors, 25c Outing Flannel Reaiil-ifiil nw Fall fliitincr in I.iorhf- and Dark Colors, prices ranging from 614c to 12V2C per yd. - ' T Outing Flannel Gowns Ladies' Outing Flannel Night Gowns, 60c, 75c, $1.00 Children's Outing Flannel Night Gowns, 25c and 50c SECOND FLOOR Via I me Flannels A beautiful assortment of Vialme Flan nels in light blue, pink and red. Fancy colors for Kimonasand Dressing Sacques ' Price, 16c and 20c yd.