BIGGEST REALTY DEA
-THE ' HISTORY
ILLINOIS IN PIS
PRICE FIVE CENTS
172,500 FOR 2023 CHOICE ERES
F. J. Taylor of Roc'i Is'anJ, Bays the Fine Foster Farm South of Corvaliis
After Spending Two Months Investigating the Best Known Sections
of Oregon anl Failing to Find Elsewhere as Good an Op
For&nity for Investment as Right Ilere.
The biggest realty deal ever made on
farming property in the history of Ben
ton county was closed in this city yes
terday, when F. J. . Taylor, of Rock Is
land, Illinois, bought the 2023-acre farm
of J. W. Foster, paying $72,500 for the
This purchase is not only remarkable
for its magnitude, but it was made by
Mr. Taylor after he had spent eight
Weeks in an exhaustive personal inves
tigation of all the conditions of soil,
, climate and other advantages offered '
by the best known sections of the state.
and proves conclusively " that Benton
county land is not surpassed anywhere1
This splendid farm is located 12 miles
Monroe, the Corvaliis & Alsea , River
Railroad passes, through it and affording.
excellent transportation facilities. ' i It is
an ideal place for diversified farming
and stockraisingto which its new owner
will devote it, he having decided to at
once move out here with his family and
begin extensive improvements.- .
Mr. Taylor; in company with Samuel
Ransom, also of Rock Island, came to
Corvaliis several days ago, after visit
ing about every other locality in Ore
gon and with his practical knowlede-e of
farming it did not take him long to de
cide that this section of the Willamette
Valley was the best he had seen and his
big purchase is the result of this decib-
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NEW STUDENT OFFICERS
Election Will Take Place Tomorrow
Afternoon at CAC
The election of the student . body
officers at OAC will be held tomorrow
afternoon in the basement of the Min
ing building, the nominations , for the
various offices having been made at a
regular meeting of the associated stu
dents held last week: ":
Student Body President, R. L. David-
son and F. R. Brown; 1st vice, Minnie
Diven only nomination; 2nd vice, Liege
Phillips, Ben Olsonf McAllister, Floyd
Scott and W. C. Keck; 3rd vice, Jack
"Weatherford, ' Frank Boullan and A.
l.unn;Sec., Emily Rogers and j&attie
Wells; Editor of the OAC Barometer,
" M. R. Cox and S. A. Wilson; Manager
of the Barometer, A. M. Weatherford,
J. W. Darling and A. II. Collette;
- President of Oratory and Debate, F,
D. Marsh: Sr T MrHnm'o. T,i
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E. B. Stanley, Jay Reynolds and Harry
Ashbar; President of the .Athletic
jBoard, F. E. Ewart, John Plankington
nd E. E. Carroll; Senior Member to
Athletic Board, M. A. McCall and A.
Fifllay; Junior Member, Geo. Jones and
L, C, Rulifson; Sophmore, Ernest Rice,
Riley and Thompson; Mgr. of Football, "
A, U, Schmidt and Carl Wolff; Mgr. of
Basketball, TedReid and Jay Reynolds;
Mgr. of Track, D. H. Rowe and LeRoy
Breithaup; Mgr. of Baseb.all, V. P.
Gianella only nomination; Yell Leader,
Finlay, Duckworth, Attix and Lunri.
Albany Supports Revival
At the forenoon seryice at the big
tabernacle Sunday, Albany people sub
scribed $822 for the incidental expenses
of the big evangelistic meeting now in
progress in that city. This was the
biggest one day's donation for religious
work in the history of Albany. Three
leading business men headed the sub
scriptions with 50 each. 1 Sunday was
one of the most notable days, from a
religious viewpoint, Albany has ever
experienced. Big meetings were held
in the tabernacle in the forenoon and
at night, more. than 2000 people were
preseut at each service. In the after
noon there was a big meeting for men
at the tabernacle, a meeting for women
at the Baptist Church and ons for
the children at the United Presbyter
ian Giurch. : .'
Tovemcr Benson has appointed the
following members of the Oregon Con
servation Commission, to serve for two
years: J, N. Teal, Portland: F. Ct.
Young, Eugece; C. B. Watson, Ashland;
J. N. Hart, Baker City; J. C. Stephens,
Portland; Frank J. Miller, Albany; J.R.
Wilson, Portlad. : .:
THE FOSTER RESIDENCE.
ion. He says he has many wealthy
friends back east ,whom he will also mT
duce to make investments in Benton
county and come out here to locate and
develop the holdings they will acquire."
The credit for negotiating this exten
sive transaction belongs toR. F. Baker
the well known real estate hustler of
Corvaliis,- who recently issued "The
Oregon Prospector" and by it attracted
many investors to Benton county. Mr.
Baker gave Mr. Taylor every 'facility
for making thorough investigations, rjj)t
only in this, but adjoining couniies, bad
finaiiy concluded the deal whice wakes
the genia! easterner one of the 1; i a st
: , That he will make a welcome addition
is the opinion of all who have had the
pleasure of meeting him.
SPEED LIMIT IS BEING FREQUENT-
THE PENALTY FOR OFFENSE
State Statute Covers All Necessary
Regulatons if City Authorities are
Given the Power to Enforce its Pro
visions Within Corporate Limits.
Business District; Suffers Heavy Loss
One of the fierce stTfires in the history
of Eugene in about two hours yesterday
afternoon completely destroyed the
Bangs livery barn on West Ninth street.
taking with it alibut one of the Wooden
structures bounded by . the line of brick
buildings vhich front on Willamette,
East Eighth and Olive streets, result
ly in a less of approximately $60,000
and leaving the biggest black hole in
the business section of anjrfire for 20
years. '. . ' . -
The fire broke out in the loft of the
Bangs livery stable on Ninth ' street,
near the front of the barn. Before the
alarm could be I turned into the central
station, which was within a few seconds
after the blaze was sighted, the whole
upper story of the building was a roar
ing mass of flames, which leaped to
several wooden warehouses before the
fire department coukTget water into
Play. . ; .;; -,,.; ; .
The list of losses, which is difficult to
estimate closely, includes the following:
S. ,H. Friendly, - warehouse $5000;
stock of drygoods $25,000, heavy insur
ance; Pacific States Telephone Com
pany, $10,000, loss mostly outside;
Campbell & Fellman, house furnishers,
$5000, fully insured; W. A. Kuykendall,
$3500, fully insured; Broders Brothers,
meat market, $3000, partly insured;
Robert Pratt, brick building, $3500,
partly insured; Bangs Livery Company,
$1500,feed and fixtures $1500, no insur
ance; Bennett Bros., frame building,
$4000, insured for $2000.
: Among those whose losses will be
under $1000, partly or wholly insured,
are: The Willamette Valley Company,
Hampton Brothers, Julius Goldsmith,
Aya & Heitzman, T. G." Hendricks,
Elks Lodge, Burden & Graham, L. N.
Roney, Dr. Wall, Mrs. John StewwJ,
Smaller losses were Schwartzchild's
book store, Yoran's shoe store, G. C.
Cross, Harry Dunbar and Mrs. Henry
Hoffman. : . -L, , . -. :,
, v Delegates To Conventson. i
The vestry " of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church at Oregon City met last night
and elected delegates and alternates to
attend the Diocesan Convention which
will be held in Portland next mnntt.
The delegates are H. L. Kelly, John R.
Humphreys, George A. Harding. Tlu
alternates chosen are W. B. Stafford,
Frank T. Barlow, John B. Lewthwaite!
The law regulating speed of automo
biles in Oregon is all right and its pro
visions, if properly lived up' to, needs
very little .amendment bv.anv citv
council, except to give the city author
ity the same powers as the judicial and
executive .officers of the state have.
The owners of every automobile motor
vehicle or motor cycle are fully inform
ed as to what the law is, for when they
secure their license and number from
the secretary of state they are also
given a copy of the law and are sup
posed to know what it is, but there are
many farmers and people in town who
do not know what their lights are with
reference to ..the automobilists. The
owner or operator must ' first have a li
cense and a tag. The taer bears the
number in numerals with the abbrevia
tion "Orew." -SO that, ativnnn nWl nnt
know the name of the violator of tht
law, as the tag is required to be placed
in a conspicuous place on his vehicle so
that anyone can -identify it. ' He is re
quired to.display the -usual lights when
traveling at night, white in . front and
red behind, with the figures of the num
ber of his certificate on' the glass of the
'wlrite light: " - --.--..
Gasoline cars or motorcycles shall use
the "muffler" and it snail not be cut
out or disconnected within the limits of
any city or village.' All operators shall
observe the - usual law of the road in
meeting and passing teams on the high
way, by turning to the right in meeting
vehicles, teams and "persons moving o
headed in an opposite direction and by
turning to the left in passing vehicles,
teams and persons moving or headed in
the same direction. -.
The request of the drivers of fright
ened horses to stop shall be observed
by the automobilist and he shall use
every precaution to avoid accident or
injury. : . ' -. . '
"Section 10 No person, driver or
operator in 'charge of any automobile
motor vehicle or motor cycle on any
public road, highway, park or park
way, street or avenue within the' state
shall drive, operate or move, or permit
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vuc Btture to De. onven, operated or
moved at a rate of speed ereater than
eight (8) miles an hour within the
.thickly-settled or business portion of
any village or city within this state, or
faster than eight (8) miles an hour ill
the country when within 100 yards of
aay vehicle drawn by a horse or horses,
nor outside of such thickly-settled or
business portion of any city or village
on any public road,- highway, park or
parkway, street or avenue at a rate of
speed faster than one (1) mile in" two
and one-half (2 1-2) minutes, nor over
any crossing or crosswalk within the
limits of any city or village '.at a rate
faster than one (I) mile in fifteen (15)
minutes when any person is on the
same." Racing is absolutely prohibited.
The law then provides for the arrant
of any violator of the law by any prop'
er officer and lor his "immediate" trial
and provides a penalty of a maximum
fine of $25 for the first offense, $50 for
the second or $100 for any subseauent
Events Won hy OAC and U. of
Athletes This Season.
100 yard run Huston, U. of O., 9-
4-5; Moon, U. of O., 10 1-5; Scott,
OAC, 10 1-5; Howie, OAC, 10 2-5.
220 yard run Moon, U. of O.. 22 3-5:
Scott, OAC, 23; Bergman, OAC, 23.
120 yard hurdles Hawkins. U. of O..
.16 seconds; Bergman, OAC, 16 seconds.
220 yard hurdles -Huston, U. of O.,
:26; Bergman,' OAC, :26 4-5. v '.
440 yard run McDaniel, U. "of O.,
:52; Howard, OAC,, :53. . -
880 yard run Davis. U. of O:. 2 min
utes 2 seconds; Blanchard, OAC, 2 min
utes" 8 seconds. - ,.
Mile run Davis, U. of O.. 4:45:
Cross, OAC, 4:48. ' , .
High jump Newman, U. of - O.: 5
feet 6 inches- Chapman, OAC. 5 feet
9 inches. ,-
Pole Vault-Williams, U. rf-O. , 11
f ;T, ; u 7 ' W ' 2 in 3. Purse $100:00. - -teet
2 3-4 inches; Farnswortli.ntA C n-u ' t ; - , .
. . . , ' - nuf-u' -iSj.11-,. Three mile race Benton county saddl
feet 2 inches; Chapman and Startzoff.
OAC, 20 feet 10 inches. ; -.V
Shot.put Kellog, U. of O
2 3-8 inches ; Wolff, OAC,
inches. " . .
Hammer throw Means, U.
120 feet; Hall, OAC, 138 feet.
Discus Mclntyre, U. ofO., 117 feet;
Wolff, OAC, 119. .
, 39 feet
43 feet 3
THREE DAYS RACE
SPEEDY ENTRIES SECURED FORI
THE BIG EVENT
THOUSAND DOLLAR PURSES
Corvaliis Horsemen Have Arranged
Fine Track Races for June 10, 11,
12 and the Best Horses on this
cuit Will Compete for Prizes.
Corvaliis people are going to have
the pleasure of witnessing some really
good racing at the Driving Park, the
horsemen of the city and county having'
arranged for a big three day's meet
here on June 10, 11, 12, when some of
the best horses on the local circuit will
be entered in the various events.
The committee having the meet in
charge has made every provision for
the occasion, the track being now put
in the best possible condition and suffi
cient funds raised to assure at least one
thousand dollars in purses. The best
of order will be maintained . and the
ladies are especially invited to see the
.sport. . ' . -
j The program, has been made up as
follows, and the events each day will
'be well worth seeing: . -.
June 10 Benton County driving'
horses 3:00 minute class, 2 in 3. Purse :
$75:00. r ' '-T: -i-;.;v:.; :
Running one-half mile dash, free-for-all.
Purse $100.00. ,
. .Pace or trot, 2 -25 class, free-for-all,
r . TT . . - " ! horses, one mile walk, one :' mile ti'Dt,
Improving the WiUaasciie
one mile run." PTfl'SS $50.00."
- June 11 Running race, ' 4 1-2 fur
longs, free-for-all.. Purse $100.00-". -
Benton county four-year-olds, pace or
trot, 2 in 3. Purse $75.00.
- Pace or trot, 2:20 class, free-for-all
2 in 3. Purse $100.00.
j Boys' Pony Race, 1-2 mile dash..
' Purse $25.00.
j June 12 Running 5-8 mile dash, free-
for-all. Purse $100.00. '
! Pane nr t.rnt. Ranf-nn prnnT Virvfuoc
Laptam JNewt Graham, master of the 2 in 3. Purse $100.00.
Willamette River dredge Matliloma.re- 1 Running 3-8 mile dash, free-for-all.
ported iii person to the office of the Parse $100.00.
United States Engineers. .The Math-' . Running one mile dash, free-for-all',
loma was washing boiler at Salem. Cap- Purse $100.00.
tain Graham said that the dredge is do- Charles L. Baker, of the Hotel. Cor
ing splendid work on the upper Willam- vallis, is the secretary and all informa
ette River and that the stream is in tion relative to the meet can be obtain
better condition at present than it has ei from him.
ever been for years. ' ,
5 j Miss Edna Thomson, of Jefferson, is
Daily Gazette 50 cents a month. ' the guest of her sister, Miss Nora.
Our 45th Anniversary Sale closes
SATURDAY, MAY 29th
Just three days more of bargains
EVERY ARTICLE m THE STORE REDUCED U PRICE
"'",' Contract Goods Excepted ,
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