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VOL. I. NO. 27
CORVALUS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
CHARTER ELECTION IBAI
OillEHI
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
TO GIVE moo
GORVALLiS PAYS HONOR TO
THE GRAND ARMY VETER
AUGUST SECOND
ILLEl LALIIU
ER YIELD
OF BENTQN OATS
OAC GRADUATES NUMBER OKE
HUNDRED SIXTEEN.
SPLENDID PROGRAfVl PROMISED
Six Days From Friday, June 11, to
Wednesday, June 16, Will Be Crowd
ed With Events Incident to the 'Clos
ing of the College Year.
SPECIAL FEATURE ARRANGED FOR
COMMENCEMENT WEEK
CAST CHQSEN WITH GREAT GARE
Gilbert and Sullivan's Charming Opera
to be the Attraction Monday Night,
Jume 14, by Best Talent at 0 A C
with a Chores of Fifty. : -
Cm EXTENDS CORDIAL WELCOME TO THE OLD COMRADES
Hundreds of Delegates Received Upon Arrival' by Committees and Band and
Escorted to Headquarters OAC Cadets Give Fine Drill on the
Campus and a Big Public Reception is Arranged for Tonight
at Opera House Encampment Convenes.
Fridav of next week narks the be
ginning of the commencement exercises
at OAC, the order in which the various
events will come being as follows:
Friday, June 11, Intersociety Debate.
Saturday, Junior Prom, 8:30, Armory.
Sunday, Baccalaureate Sermon, 10:30,
. Armory.
Monday, Class Day Exercises, 3:00,
Campus. ' . .
Monday, Opera, "Mikado," Opera
House. '
Tuesday, Military Parade, 3:00, Cam
pus. . ' "
Tuesday, Alumni Banquet, 6:30, Waldo
Hall. -'
Wednesday. Graduating exercises at
10:30, Armory.
The respective features incident to
the closing of the. college year are de
scribed by the .Barometer in this week s
issue, as follows:
. "The officials in chaflre of the com
mencement week exercises have com
pleted a program whicn promises to be
of great- interest. Every day will be
fused dates. -
-"On the evening of Friday, the 11th,
the final inter-society debate will be
held,' the winner receiving the Gatch
cup. The question for discussion is
concerning the popular election of sena
tors, the Amicitians upholding the af
firmative, and the Philadelphians the
negative. The debaters are Kerr, Tif
fany,' Weatherford, Williamspn, Landis
and Lemon.
"The Junior Prom is scheduled for
the next evening and it is needless to
speak of the interest, generally shown,
by the great crowds always in attend
ance.. The Junior class is known as an
energetic and steady set of workers
and the concensus of opinion is that
their final party will undoubtedly be
what everything they have undertaken
has been.
"Dr. Dyott, a prominent speaker and
' pastor of the First Congregational
church of Portland, will deliver the
Baccalaureate sermon in the Armory at
10:30 Sunday morning.
"Monday, June 14th, has been set
aside as Class Day. The exercises will
take place on the campus in the open,
beginning at 3 p. m. The program will
consist of about eighteen parts includ
ing the class poem, history,, prophecy
and several musical numbers. In the
evening the music department will ren
der the "Mikado" at the opera house.
"June 15 has been given over to the
Graduation Military Parade, which will
be held on the parade grounds. " All
cadets are expected to be present at 3
p. m. The Alumni Banquet that eve
ning is to be one of the features of the
week. Many of the old graduates will
be back, to celebrate.
"The grand finale is Wednesday,
when one hundred sixteen Seniors and
Post-graduates will receive their sheepskins.
"Hon. W. W. Cotton was to deliver
the commencement address, but owing
to a business call to New York he
found it necessary to cancel the engage
ment. As yet it is not certain who will
deliver the address. " Of the total num
ber of student candidates seeking the
degree of B. S., 19 aire taking Agricul
ture, 10 Civil Engineering,, 28 Electri
cal. 7 Mechanical, 19 Commerce, 19
Domestic Science and Art, 5 Mining,
and 9 candidates for advanced degrees,
"Additional features of ' graduation
week will work their way in; most im
portant among these are the tennis
tournament and the final interclass
baseball game.", .
Marriage licenses were issued yester
day by County Clerk Moses to Warren
C. Mc Williams, of Portland, and Inez
L. ' Williams, of Benton county, and
Frank W. Smith, of Benton county,
sad Ocea S. Taylor, of Corvallis.
Cne of the special features of com
mencement week is to be the presentation
of the famous and brilliant opera "Mi
kado." The greatest of care has been
exercised in choosing the cast and in
preparing details. - Individually and
collectively the soloists are the best that
are found, in the school of music. All
the voices are fresh, flexible, and of
excellent quality. The chorus will con
sist of from forty to sixty people.
The costumes for the principals are of
the finest fabrics imported from Japan.
A varied assortment of kimonas the
kimona is the national Japanese cos
tume will be worn by the chorus, sup
plemented by straw sandals, bamboo
fans, etc' No expense will be spared
in the preparation of the opera and al
ready the rehearsals have been emi
nently satisfactory to the director.
The story of the play is highly ' inter
esting, containing witty .'. lines, and
humorous situations in abundance, aud
calls for spirited action from beginning
to end. . - , ' ' .
1 Altogether, it is believed that OAC
has never before enjoyed the Opportun
ity to behold such a talented and well
balarrcefiset o? amateur Vstars" in m
sical comedy. Those who have the l
sponsibility of the production are doing
all possible to uphold the traditional ex
cellence that has characterized OAC's
theatrical productions.
The interest of every student and
friend of the college is invoked in be
half of a full attendance, on the night
of the "Mikado's" presentation, June
14th, at the Opera House.
- CAST OF CHARACTERS.
Nanki Poo.... Jack.Porter
Yum Yum..... Miss Geo Johnson
Katisha Miss Lulu Spangler
Ko Ko W. Yates Farnsworth
Poo Bah .. .....Ray P. Tracy
Pish Tush................. Collie Cathey
Mikado N. R. Moore
Pitti Sing ......Miss Ruth Smith
Peep Po. ........ ..Miss Esther Johnson
Director..... Prof. W. F. Gaskins
Manager Prof. W. R. Boone
-Barometer,
Sheriff Seizes -
Seniors' Spuds
The opening day .of the twenty-eighth
annual encampment, Department; oi
Oregon, has brought to iCorvallis hun
dreds of delegates from the G. A., R.
Posts, Women's Relief Corps and La
dies of the G. A. R. throughout the
state and - a hearty welcome has been
extended the visitors by the people of
the city, the incoming trains being faet
at. the depot by the reception c
ing a reception to the visiting ladies,
and everybody in Corvallis is doing all
that is. possible . to entertain the many
guests of the city; .
Corvallis Times
Is Complimented
lhe excellent work done by the
Times of this city, in making it possible
for Benton County to be represented by
a magnificent float at the Portland
Rose Festival, is desevedly. compli
mented by the Festival officials m the
following letter just received by
editor Moore; .
we Deg to notity you that your
float . for the Rose Festival is now
ready -for inspection, and we would be
pleased to have your committee call at
our headquarters at your earliest con
venience so that same might be made
and the matter disposed of.
"We think your float is a very fine one
and that you and the people of your
city will be very proud of the showing
it will make in the parade. -
" Permit us to compliment you '"'on
your enterprise and genuine booster
lit-. J crkivit- in otltownff a flf in
COUNCIL FIXES DATE AT SPECIAL
MEETING LAST NIGHT
TIME FOR DUE CONSIDERATION
Revision Work Completed by the
Committee and Primted Copies to be
Distributed in Advance to Give Citi
zens Opportunity to Study Chancer.
E. J. DUNN HAS HARVESTED 1840
BUSHELS FROM 16 ACRES.
AVERAGE 115 BUSHELS ACRE
Beaver Dam Land South of Corvallis
Makes a Record in Oat Raising That
Would Be Hard to Equal Anywhere
in the Entire Northwest
tees and the Marine Band .and thc .pie- your county. ..While it is costing-you a
gates escortea to tneir respective ncau-;
quarters. -V - . ,
This morning the OAC "cadets gave a
splendid exhibition drill on the campus
and the old veterans loudly'applauded
the soldierly appearance -and perfect
evolutions of the youngsters. .
At half -past two o'clock this after
noon the encampment was regularly
convened, the order of business being
the opening exercises in form; reports
of credential committee; roll call; offi
cial reports;' committee appointments;
reception of communications and reso
lutions; committee reports; unfinished
and new business; election of officers;
selection of place for next year's en
campment, and installation of newly
elected officers. ;
Tonight there will be a public recep
tion at the opera house beginning at
eight o'clock, the' program, as arranged,
opening with music . by OAC .orchestra;
invocation; address of welcome,- Mayor
Lilly; vocal selections, v Mrs. Genevieve
Baum-Gaskins; responses by the G. A.
R. and' W. R. C. Department Com
manders, and an address by the presi
dent of the Ladies of the G. A. R. i: '
Tomorrow the . exercises ' will consist
g .vcny sum we trust mat in some way
a proper and adequate return will be
yours. ; You certainly have the right
spirit. . - -
'"Everything is looking very favor
able for the Festival, even the, roses,
notwithstanding thd unfavorable weath
er, and we are anticipating the largest
attendance of any previous show.
-'""Kindly notify us as to when we may
expect your committee, and oblige,
"Yours very truly,
"Portland Rose Festival,
"By Drake,
The special meeting-of the city coun
cil called last night for the purpose of
fixing a date for voting on the revised
charter was attended by Mayor George
E. Lilly and six councilmen.
After deliberating upon the best date
for holding the new charter election it
was decided to fix Monday, August 2
next, as the time for bringing the ques
tion before the people.
In the meantime 600 copies of the re
vised charter will be published , in
pamphlet form for general distribution
among the voters, it being the desire
of the council and committee that the
intended changes be thoroughly under
stood in advance. '
The Police Judge was instructed to
post notices of the charter election and
also to notify M.. S. Woodcock that the
time limit, having expired on the peti
tion presented last year in the matter
of the sidewalk on Second street, in
front of the Occidental Hotel, it would
now be necessary for a cement sidewalk
to be laid, in accordance with the ' ex
tension then granted. , - '
At this special, meeting an" ordinance
was ordered drawn authorizing the fire,
light and water committee to purchase
600 feet of new hose for the fire - de
partment. .
The seat of I. D. BoDine as council
man was declared vacant and Captain
G. A. Robinson was duly elected to
serve out the unexpired term,
. -The council will meet in regular ses
sion next Monday night, at which time
the newly elected municipal officers will
be installed,
Mayoril'.y stood ' treat last night
after the council adjourned by taking
Eighteen hundred and forty bushels
of oats from sixteen acres of land, or
an average of 'one hundred and fifteen
bushels of thirty-five pounds each to
the acre, is the banner yield that E. J. .
Dunn harvested on his place eight miles
south of Corvallis last year.
This is a record to be proud of and
shows the wonderful fertility of Benton .
county soil in a manner that should
make it eagerly sought after by every
eastern farmer who is seeking a home
in this western country. -
Mr. Dunn's farm is a part of the Jim
Wilkinson place and is probably as rich
beaver dam land as can be found in the
Willamette Valley. This same land in
the early days was used for timothy
and for ten years thirty acres of it an
nually yielded four and a half tons of.
hay per acre for which $9 per ton was v
regularly received. , . .
What Mr. Dunn has accomplished on
his little oat patch can be duplicated in
many parts of Benton County, while the
opportunities on small farms, intensr?,.
ly .cultivated in diversified crops, will
afford a . competence to any man who
will do intelligent work.
f 1
tommancsery
Entertains
Drs. Robertson and Morse . and Mrs,
Arthur Lawrence, of Salem, are owners
of about 700 acres of valuable dairv
lands the Siletz river bottoms.
They have men on the land clearing it
and expect to make it a valuable
dairy farm. The Siletz has a . great
future in this line, and there is no
reason why it will not become just
as valuable for dairying as the Tilla
mook country. -
The banquet given last night '. at Al-
! bany by Temple Commandery JNo. 3,
Knights Templar, in honor of David
Mason, was one of the most enjoyable
: functions ever prepared by these royal
entertainers.
; Eighteen Sir Knights and their ladies
man nvor f-cvm ViorA in smfw? and nf.hpr
the members over to the merry-go- cony es and th report having.
round and giving them all a ride. dejghtful time? the return
j of the party being about one o'clock
i this moraine
The liinn County bunday bchool j
Convention At Brownsville
Association will hold a convention, in
Brownsville on June 12 and 13, Rev.
C, A. Phillips, state superintendent of
the field workers, will be there to take
part in the meeting.
T. J. Jackson, of Clyde, Kansas, and
his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Shayler,
arrived here last Friday and are visiting
C. E. Merritt and family. They will
spend the summer in this section,
The grave and dignified Seniors at
OAC decided to have a picnic yesterday
afternoon out at Rock Cisek and they
appointed a committee to look after the
requisites necessary for a big feed. .
The supplies were ordered but the
deliveryman evidently misunderstood
where the class was to rendezvous, and
carted the spuds and other fixings to
the county jail where Sheriff Gellatly
held them in trust, thinking some kind
hearted philanthropist had remembered
his boarders. ,
Inquiry reyealed the whereabouts of
the edibles and the class made a requisi
tion upon the county guardian for them.
The picnic was a great success, one
amusing feature being a track meet by
the Co-eds, who broke ' Smithson's,
Wolff's, Chapman's and ; Bergman's
records all to smash. The spuds seized
by the. sheriff Were baked in mud and
other good things to eat made up a
bountiful luncheon, which all enjoyed.
Women Who Are Envied.
Ea 4
Every home should raise a flag for the G. A. R.
Encampment. We are showing a complete line of flags
and bunting f or decoration.
Those attractive women who are love
ly in face, ! form and temper are, the
envy of many who might be like theml
A weak, -sickly woman will be nervous
and irritable. Constipation ; or Kidney
poisons show in pimples, blotches, skin
eruptions and a wretched;- complexion!
For all such, Electric Bitters work won
ders.j They regulete Stomach, ' Liver
and y Kidneys, purify the bloody , give
strong nerves, bright eyes, pure breath,
smooth , velvety - skin, lovely .- .complex
ion. . Many .charming women Owe their
health and beauty to them. 50c at all
druggists. ';
of "a grand parade, starting at 10:45
sharp, the order of march; being from
the opera. ' h5use to Monroe, Second,
Adams, Seventh to "school .buildings,
the line being as follows: : OAC cadets,
G. A. R., W. R. C, : Ladies G. A. R.
and school children. : This will be fol
lowed by the presentation of flag to the
High schoo by the JW. R- C. at eleven
o'clock; dress parade and drill by OAC
cadets on, the ' campus at ll:30. and an
old fashioned campfire at 8 p. m. V
From four to six o'clock today the
ladies of the Commercial Club are giv-
Large American Flags, fast colors,
number of stars, for exterior decorating
flagjpoles.
Size 4x 6, $1.00
5x 8, 1.75
6x10,
full
and
2.50
Printed Silk Flags, fast colors, printed on
fine Jap silk, black ebonized staff, gold spear
point tips. ,
Size 5x 9, $ .15
8x12,
16x24,
24x36,
.25
.60
1.00
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AGENTS
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