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Corvallis Gazette  Corvallis, Or.

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May 24,1901

misc-cosmic  CG52 May 24, 1901  
Eclipse of the sun; clouds interfered with observatories (SF dateline)

May 28, 1901

Misc-cosmic outside-locale photo  CG52 May 28, 1901
San Jose; Lick Observatory, some eclipse photos were successful.

June 4, 1901
Outside-name  CG52 June 4, 1901   [Pernot mentioned]

June 7, 1901
Organize excursion outside-Tot  food  CG52 June 7, 1901
Maccabee excursion to Newport; clam bake, other.    [M.   Newport in this paper is the one up the coast, not at Libby in Coos.]

Srh  CG52 June 7, 1901  [Stmr Ruth mentioned, near Portland.]

Outside-health outside-school-indir "literary"  CG52 June 7, 1901 
Prof Homer's eulogy to the late E B McElroy. 

Outside-county  CG 52 June 7, 1901  Sheriff Burnett [mentioned.]

June 11, 1901

Srh  CG52 June 11, 1901  
Stmr Ruth, over the river bar near Eola [as typed], broke part of paddle wheel.   [lengthy]

  Pursuit character CG 55  June 11, 1901
     One of the most ambitious young girls in this or any other town, is Miss Lura Flett. In order to pay her own expenses through college next year, she will shortly begin teaching a juvenile class in Indian club and dumb bell exercises.  The desire to be self supporting [sic; no hyphen]  is a laudable one, and the youthful teacher should, and doubtless will, receive liberal encouragement. +

Outside-Srh outside-Tot  CG55-55a June 11, 1901
     On her up-river trip, Friday evening, the Ruth, in "kicking" over a river bar near Eola, had the misfortune to break a bucket out of her paddle-wheel.  She undertook to reach Albany in her disabled condition, and succeeded in doing so, but her wheel kept going to pieces en route, and when she had arrived at Albany it was considered unwise to attempt to reach this city.  Consequently, she remained there over night and left for Portland, Friday, being able to go down the river, while the condition of her wheel would not allow her to undertake to proceed farther up.  She arrived at the metropolis all right.
     The trouble was that she was still carrying her deep water wheel that stuck down below the bottom of the boat.  At Portland this wheel was readjusted and repaired suitable for operating in  shallow water, which will permit her to remain on this run for some time yet.  She was repaired in time to leave Portland Saturday evening, arriving in Corvallis Sunday.  Yesterday she went down on her regular schedule and it is the intention to hold her as close to her old timetable as the stage of water at this season of the year will permit.  +

June 14, 1901
Other-coal locale Srh  CG52 June 14, 1901  
Mining news; J H Timon discovered 14 ft vein coal where he been opening up mine on Lampey cr, Coos co; mine within 200 yds of river.

Animal misc  CG52 June 14, 1901
Reindeer trip abandoned; officer who now in Siberia to secure the animals may starve to death; Seattle dateline; annual voyage of a govt ship to Siberia after reindeer, according to Dr  Shelden Jackson, who left for the north on transport Warren, has been abandoned for the season; Lt. Berthoff, who crossed Russia and Siberia last yr to gather herd of deer, will be left to get along as best he can until a yr fm the coming July. Dr Jackson thinks Berthoff may starve to death or perish while waiting for a ship; he is likely to be left all alone, and to his own efforts for subsistence throughout next winter, as there few natives; will be imposs. to reach him until after next June, ice: no approach to coast.

June 18, 1901

Outside-county  CG52 June 18, 1901 Sheriff Burnett item.

June 21, 1901  --

June 25, 1901

Transport enterprise organ-factory fruit outside-Tot  CG 55 June 25, 1901
     The carriage factory is to be again put into operation.  It has a new owner, R. M. Cramer [sic], of Dallas, Oregon.  Last Saturday evening Mr. Thomas Jenkins disposed of the building and plant for $4,500, and is now speeding for his home in Illinois. 
     Mr. Cramer is proprietor of the organ factory at Dallas and it is his intention to convert the carriage factory into a concern for the manufactury [sic] of organs.  He will arrive here in a few days and will employ a force of men to complete the unfinished vehicles now on hand.  It is hoped that orders now being filled for organs at Dallas will be completed by fall, when the factory will be removed to Corvallis.  Should it be found impossible to begin operations here at that time, the plant here will be running by the first of January next at the latest.  A force of eight men are [sic] now employed, but with the opportunities offered here for an increased out-put [sic], a larger number of men will no doubt find employment.
     The Corvallis and Benton County Prune company which assisted Mr. Cramer in the purchase, has secured the big 90-horse-power boiler and 50-horse-power engine at the factory and will begin moving them to the big orchard today, where they will be used in operating a mammoth dryer with a capacity of from 1,200 to 1,500 bushels per day. This will be the largest dryer in the world.  The orchard will probably yield 40,000 bushels of prunes this season, and the services of the big dryer as well as the old-two-tunnel [sic] dryer will be required in curing them.  Mr. Cramer will replace the engine and boiler with smaller machines.  [M. note:  does Cramer have anything to do with prunes at all, or just sold the factory machinery and will get new?  prob this is true.]   +

June28, 1901 --

July 2. 1901
Outside-county  CG52 July 2, 1901 Sheriff Burnett [mentioned ]

Outside-name  CG52 July 2, 1901  
Dunham [mentioned.]   [M.  doesn't seem to be same as Coos names]

paper CG 54 [July 2, 1901?]
Corvallis Gazette.    Union Establ. July l897, Gazette Establ Dec 1862; consolidated Feb,1899.

[??]  CG54 July 2, 1901  JB Stump, farmer, Suver.

July 5, 1901

Joaquin-name name-George-Miller  interest  CG 54 July 5, 1901
[Head:]    FLAG CAME  DOWN.  [ Sub Head.] Union Jack Was Removed At Skagway Custom House.
     Vancouver, B.C., July 1.  --The steamer Islander, from Sakgway [sic] today, brings news of an exciting flag episode at Skagway.  E. S. Busby,  Canadian customs agent there, acting on instructions from Ottawa, hoisted the British flag on a pole above his office.  Several incendiary remarks followed the hoisting of the ensign, and on the following morning a tall, athletic-looking man glanced up at the flag, and stopping at the foot of the staff, took out his pocket knife, and cutting the halyards, pulled down the flag and run the [sic] halyards through the block, rolled up the colors and tossed them into a recess of the building.  It did not take Customs Agent Busby long to come to the defense of the flag of his country.  When he reached the flag-furler the latter calmly pulled a card from his pocket, and, after handing it to the astonished Canadian official, turned on his heel and walked away. On the card was: "George Miller, attorney-at-law, Eugene, Oregon."  Miller is a brother of Joaquin Miller, the California poet, and is visiting friends in Skagway.  +

[??]   CG 54  July 5, 1891
[Head:]  Wells Items.
     The badly decomposed body of a dead man was found near the S. P. bridge across the Luckiamute, between Suver and Parker station, Sunday.  The body lay in a dense thicket, and was discovered by James McLain, a resident of the vicinity. In the pocket of the dead man's coat were found a five cent piece and a memorandum, but the latter contained only a few figures and there was no other clue as to the identity of the remains. A revolver was found nearby, which gave foundation for the general supposition of self-destruction.  The bullet had entered the temple, passed through the head and was found in the hat which still covered the skull. From the condition of the body, it is thought that death resulted at least two months ago. As nearly as can be ascertained, deceased [sic] was aged between 24 and 30, and in life must have weighed 145 pounds,  The clothing was in good condition and the toes of the sock that covered the feet, were still clean and white. An inquest was held by the coroner of Polk county, and because of the condition of the remains, a grave was made by the side of the corpse and burial took place without further ceremony or delay.  The question is: Whose son was he ?   +

name-Dilley name-Dilly outside-entertain 4th-July bicycle misc-word interest  
CG54, 54a July 5, 1891
[Head:]    The Future "Scorcher".
     One of the features of the parade at Albany on the Fourth of July was the six-year-old son of  T. W. Dilley, of this city.   The little fellow is quite a celebrity in bicycle circles.  He rides a 12-inch gear wheel that was made for him by his father.  On the morning of the Fourth, dressed up in the style of  "Uncle Sam,"  the little lad started awheel to Albany in company with his sister and father.  The ride was made in about an hour and a half and the boy was quite fresh on his arrival.  While riding in the parade he was cheered from start to finish and caused considerable comment.  He was greatly pleased with himself and the sensation he was creating and grinned quite broadly now and then.  He rode around town all day and had a great time.  During the day he mounted one of the horses of the merry-go-round, and, to  prove to :the populace that he.was "all right," he rode with his hands in his pockets.   In the evening he started home and when he got on the Benton county side of the Willamette there was a prize fight in progress. This he determined to witness and when his father to1d him that. it was riot a proper thing for him to see he raised "Old Ned." He told his father that he had never seen a prize fight and now, [sic] that he that he had a chance of his life-time, his father was going to spoil it all. He told his father that he never let him see anything. Dilley, the elder, relented and Young America saw the fight. After it was over they came on home. The boy was somewhat tired, but stood the trip mighty well. 
     During the coming winter-Mr. Dilley intends making his sari [as I typed it; must mean son] a fine wheel that will be more suitable to his size.  Than [as I typed it; must mean There] are very few six-year-old boys that can make a 30 or 40 mile trip in a day arid not have to be carried to bed.  +
[M. note. other Dilley items in these papers abt father selling bicycles, even to newlyweds, that I didn't copy.]

July 12, 1901

Racism [??]   CG53 July 12, 1901
Proclamation of of Pres. McKinley opened to settlement the lands ceded by Indians in the territory of Oklahoma was given to public. 

Outside-name  CG53 July 12, 1901  M A Spaulding [mentioned.]

Jul.y 16, 1901

Outside-novelty-brick  [Corvallis?]  CG 53 July 16, 1901
work moving along .at the W C Corbett  brick yard; akready there is one kiln brick to burn, and abt 40,000 ft of various sized tiling housed for drying, prep. to burning; this is all the tiling Mr. Corbett to make this yr.   

Bridge outside-tot  CG 53 July 16, 1901  [M. note.   Corvallis seems to have a place referred to as the Mill Race Bridge,] dissatisfaction with new bridge across the mill race s. of town leading to Monroe.

Misc-word  CG 53July 16, 1901   [wild goose chase referred to in false alarm for fire.]
July 19, 1901

Animal fruit misc  CG53 July 19, 1901
Numerous bears have been seen in the berry patches of Coos county.  + [M. note:  Landis the murderer never referred to in this newspaper, but they would put item like the above as only mention Coos almost all summer.] 

Fruit outside-locale fair  CG53 July 19, 1901
James Plunkett, Kings valley, sent this office the first Logan berries we have ever seen; they were for Henry French, who will add them to Benton co. exhibit at st. fair this fall; appear to be cross between raspberry and blackberry, while the flavor partakes of both; resemble common red raspberry in colors.

[??]  CG53 July 19, 1901  
[account of the man who made his body a human sled to transport injured woman down Mt Hood; same persons as in SF Exam article; Prof Elfresh, of Corvallis was the sled.  Miss Bethel Rawson, of the DeMoss musical troup, was the young lady in danger.]

July 23, l90l --

July 26. 1901

Animal  misc  CG53 July 26, 1901
     A California mountain lion was seen in the suburbs of Marshfield and badly frightened several small children.  +

Outside-name visiting  CG53 July 26 1901
Mr. Dunham, b.  Mrs. H. C. Dunham [latter is visitor]. [M. 2005; maybe the Corvallis Dunhams are related to Coos ones!]

[??]  CG53 July 26, 1901  
      Considerable chittim bark is now being brought to Corvallis. Five wagon loads arrived from Alsea  Wednesday. The prevailing price is 2 3/4 cents, or 3 cents in trade. +

outside-school agric name-Burgraff  CG53 July 26, 1901
Architect Burgraf [sic], whose plans for the new agricultural hall at 0 A. C. have been adopted by the building committee of the board of Regents, is in the city. The new hall will be 65 x 125 feet, and three stories high -- a trifle larger than the present mechanical hall. The first story will be built of granite and the other stories of stone. It is probable that the first story will be built this fall.  Mr. Burgraf [sic] has designed many of the finest buildings in Oregon. +

July30, 1901  --

Aug 2, 1901

Fish Locale  CG53 Aug 2, 1901 
Run of salmon in Rogue R. large this year, caught in nets by fishermen; spearing also popular.   

Novelty-wood Srh-freight  CG53 Aug 2, 1901
       Large quantities of match wood [sic] are being shipped to Portland from Coos bay.  +

Enterprise organ-factory  CG56 Aug 6, 1901 
organ factory, large barn being constructed, b. 

Condit strike Srh prices  CG56 Aug 6, 1901
     R.E. Gibson and wife returned last week from a short business trip to San Francisco.  Matters are pretty well tied up in the bay city, owing to the labor troubles now existing there.  Thousands of tons of  freight is waiting to be moved, but the teamsters are on a strike, and "green hands", have been pressed into service at wages ranging from $5 to $8 per day.  Men are driving teams in San Francisco now who never before had a rein in their hands.  Even the employers themselves are acting as teamsters.  Mr. Gibson had business with a prominent wholesale merchant.  He found the gentleman perched upon the seat of  a ponderous truck, while a fat policeman rode beside him to afford protection.  The truckmen are new at the business and little work is accomplished as the result of the expenditure of much effort. One of these amateurs loaded a truck with casks of wine.  He neglected to stand them on end and when the truck started the wine rolled into the gutter. The strikers stove in the heads of the casks, took what wine they wished and the rest ran into the sewer. To the credit of the strikers there have been no acts of  violence and it is hoped there will be none. nfq
     A peculiar feature of the present trouble is that the strikers themselves have no real grievance. They have no fault to find with the amount of wages they receive, the number of hours they are required to work, nor the treatment they receive at the hands of their employers.  The present movement resolves itself into an effort on the part of the unions to manage the business affair [sic] of employers of labor. The employers are firm in their determination to deal with the employes [sic] direct, while the employes insist on a full recognition of the unions.  +

World-news  CG56 Aug 6, 1901  
Empress Frederick [sic; several times] died; Germany.  

Interest  CG56 Aug 6, 1901 
[comments on Prof Elfresh, Ethel Rawson rescue and its appearance in SF Examiner, he looks like a man who would prove himself a hero in emergency; descr. physical, other ]

Aug 13,1901

Outside-county  CG56 Aug 13, 1901  Sheriff Withers, Lane Co, b.

Aug 16, 1901

War outside-Srh  CG 56 Aug 13 [or 16?], 1901
war news, Phillipines; also, battleship on Puget Sound may be ordered to Panama, poss trouble between Venezuela and Columbia..  

condit strike  CG56 Aug 13 [or 16?], 1901  [much strike news, SF, national.]

outside-fruit  CG56 Aug 13, 1901 [or16?]  Benton co. prune dryer.   

geology-rocks outside-Srh outside-Tot  CG56 Aug 13 [or 16?], 1901
Agates plentiful at Newport this year as usual; it is peculiar fact tt water agates are found no place in world except on beach for a few miles at Newport. think they must wash out of the cliffs; one woman dug a water agate out of cliff.

Aug 20.

Outside-county  CG56  Aug 20, 1901  Sheriff Burnett [mentioned.]

Outside-novelty-woolen  CG56  Aug 20, 1901  Oregon City Woolen Mills [mentioned.]

[Alaska?] outside-Srh other-mining-indir  CG 56 Aug 20, 1901
Stmr Islander went down near Douglas Island; 60 people lost; $275,000 gold dust went to bottom; captain was lost in the life raft: Capt Foote.  

Fruit  CG56 Aug 20, 1901  Benton co abt to have largest prune evap. in world.   

 Aug 27, 1901

Transport enterprise organ-factory  CG 55  Aug 27, 1901 
     R. M. Kramer [sic], the gentleman who recently purchased the carriage factory in this city, is undoubtedly a hustler.  A few weeks ago he went to Southern Oregon and disposed of a number of phaetons and  several organs.  He is closing out the vehicles in the establishment preparatory to converting the plant into an organ factory.  Last Friday Mr. Kramer left for Southern Oregon again. He took a farm wagon and trailed five light vehicles behind it,  making a train almost 1ike a train of cars.  The gentleman evidently has the qualifications of a good business man and beyond doubt will make the Corvallis Organ Factory successful from a financial point of view as well as from an artistic standpoint.  +

Aug 30, 1901  --

Sept 3, 1901

Outside-county  CG 57 Sept 3, 1901  Sheriff Burnett,  b.

Sept 6, 1901

Srh disaster CoqR  CG 57 Sept 6 1901  British bark Baroda aground south of the Coquille R.

Sept 10, 1901

Outside-county  CG 57 Sept 6, 1901  Sheriff Burnett [mentioned]

Sept 13 --

Sept 17

Fruit  CG57 Sept 17, 1901  [More on the big prune dryer, put in operation.]

Sept 20,1901

[??]  CG57 Sept 17, 1901
Wedding of Geo Miller, of Nortons and Cynthia Hart, of Corvallis, occured at the Cooper hop yd north of this city.  Operation of prune dryer.   [M. 2004;  I'm not able to make real sense of this now.  I think that it doesn't sound like the Geo Miller who was Joaquin's brother.]

Sept 24, 1901  --

Sept  27, 1901

Outside-news  CG57 Sept 27, 1901
Leon Czolgosz, assassin pres. McKinley, on trial.  [M.  Has been quite a bit of news on McKinley death.]

Oct 1, 1901 --

Oct 4, 1901

Condit outside-coal  CG57  Oct 4, 1901
Nanaimo BC. Curtain Extension Mine No 2 caught fire fm a pit lamp.  Men were warned, got out safely.  12 firefighters never came back; rescue party driven out by fire.  All hope for men in mine abandoned; mine prob ruined; no water is avail; only way extinguish is to close up entrance, which may cause terrible explosion.  Will throw 100s men out of work. Premier Dunsmuir, pres.  of Wellington Coal co, which op  mines, left the royal reception at Victoria and started for scene; this is 4th explosion this yr.

Racism  misc-word saying  CG 57 Oct 4, 1901
     Quite a large band of Gypsies made their appearance in Corvallis, Wednesday, and went into camp on the flat south of town. The women lost no time in canvassing the place in the guise of fortune tellers.  A good many people gave them a few cents just to see what they would say.  In nine cases out of ten those who had their fortunes told will marry at an early date, get

Oct 1 --

Oct 4, 1901

Condit outside-coal  CG57  Oct 4, 1901
Nanaimo BC. Curtain Extension Mine No 2 caught fire fm a pit lamp.  Men were warned, got out safely.  12 firefighters never came back; rescue party driven out by fire.  All hope for men in mine abandoned; mine prob ruined; no water is avail; only way extinguish is to close up entrance, which may cause terrible explosion.  Will throw 100s men out of work. Premier Dunsmuir, pres.  of Wellington Coal co, which op  mines, left the royal reception at Victoria and started for scene; this is 4th explosion this yr.

Racism  misc-word saying  CG 57 Oct 4, 1901
     Quite a large band of Gypsies made their appearance in Corvallis, Wednesday, and went into camp on the flat south of town. The women lost no time in canvassing the place in the guise of fortune tellers.  A good many people gave them a few cents just to see what they would say.  In nine cases out of ten those who had their fortunes told will marry at an early date, get rich in a few days and live forever.  +

Airship interest  paper-cut  CG 57-8 Oct 4, 1901
                                                  AND A PORTRAIT OF THE INVENTOR.
[paper-cut of same.]
     The air ship which M. de Santos-Dumont successfully tried in Paris is the outgrowth of several years of work and experiment on the part of the inventor. This machine was only recently completed.  Work on its construction was kept  profoundly secret until it was ready to sail. The illustration shown herewith is reproduced from a photograph of the ship finished by the inventor last year.  It is very much the same in size and construction as that used by Santos-Dumont. The apparatus is suspended from a huge cigar-shaped balloon not shown in the picture. The motor is a gasoline engine, which drives the shaft of the screw. The aeronaut sits in the saddle and starts the motor by means of a pedal and chain gear, as in the a case of a motorcycle. The gasoline is contained in the upper cylinder and in the lower and larger cylinder is a reservoir of water which is used as ballast. The capacity of the balloon which floats this apparatus is 11,796 cubic feet, and the motor gives sixteen horse power. The inventor has been working upon the idea for many years.  He is a practiced aeronaut and has had a long experience as a balloonist.  +  [M. note; I penciled a tracing of the paper-cut at bottom of this reference, page, but it's too dim to reproduce]

Oct 8, 1901 --

Oct 11, 1901

Spreckels outside-crime  CG51 Oct 11, 1901
     San Francisco, Oct. 10.  --The residence of Claus Spreckels, corner of Clay St. and Van Ness avenue, was entered by burglars last evening. They forced a rear window while the family were [sic] at dinner, went upstairs and gathered in jewelry amounting in value to fully $5,000.  Not until late at night was the loss discovered.  No clew [sic] to the burglars was found. +

Misc-word  CG51 Oct 11, 1901 
 [bunco man, expression for con artist.   tried to bunco, also.]

Oct 15

Outside-Tot-Corvallis flouring-mill crop expo-fair  CG51 Oct 15, 1901
H F Fischer again honored by silver medal at World's Fair for excellence of flour produced at his mill; Omaha Expo 1898, and Pan Am World's Congress at Buffalo. Corvallis Flouring mills, plant. history, etc.

Oct 18, 1901

Balloon misc  CG51 Oct 18, 1901  
attempt of Count de la Vauix to cross the Mediterranean in a balloon has failed; picked up by the cruiser Chayla, which was escorting balloon.

outside news  CG51 Oct 18, 1901
contest between Juneau and Douglas City, Alaska, over courthouse and vault location.  Douglas tried to get fm Juneau, latter determined not to let go.

Oct 22, 1901

Outside-name fruit  CG51 Oct 22, 1901
Prof Pernot, experiment making vinegar fm prune juice; he will write a bulletin on prune products at the dryer.

Oct 25, 1901

War  CG51 Oct 25, 1901  Macedonian fugitives killed by Turks on the frontier.

World-news health  CG51 Oct 25, 1901 Famine in Russia.  

Invention  CG51 Oct 25, 1901
A member of Moscow Imperial Technical school faculty discovered a microphone attached to electric lamp (arc lamp) wire will transmit sounds thru the medium of another arc lamp; 2 lamps separated by thick wall; read in a low voice a lecture, and his words were comfortably audible in next room.

Oct 29, 1901

[??]  CG51 Oct 22 [or 29?], 1901
     Fred Stump, whose home is at Suver, had quite an experience last week while crossing the Willamette on the ferry boat at this place. He was traveling on his bicycle and took it onto the boat and leaned it against the side of the boat railing. On the boat were some cattle that were being taken across the river. The cattle became quite unruly and one of the animals made a pass at Fred, who took to the water without ceremony. Luckily, he was not hurt in any way, aside from getting a good ducking, but his wheel was knocked down and tramped on by the cattle to such an extent that it was taken to "The Fixer."  +

Food  CG51  Oct 22 -or 29?], 1901
receipt [sic] for chow chow; one peck green tomatoes, l lg head cabbage, 6 onions, 2 red peppers chopped fine, 1 qt. vinegar, l teacup full salt; boil 30 min, drain through collendar. Now take 2 qts.vinegar, 2 lb sugar, l T each allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger. Put in the ingredients and boil till tender.  Mrs A F Peterson   [ doesn't say fm where]

fish outside-Tot  CG51 Oct 22 [or 29?], 1901
fresh and salt fish 6 c lb; leave orders Farmer's Hotel, Corvallis; A A McCleary, Waldport, Or.

Nov. 1, 1901

Outside-news  CG 59 Nov 1, 1901 
Schley case has been in natl news lately.   .nq at all   /    Czolgoz dies in electric chair.  [M. assassin of Pres McKinley]

Outside-Fire outside-novelty-wood outside-Tot  CG59 Nov 1, 1901 
chair factory at Albany destroyed by fire 

  Nov 5, 1901

Outside-RR  Lhc?  CG 59  Nov 5, 1901
R B Miller, who succeeds C H Markham in office of SP RR Portland, to continue that  gentleman's vigorous campaign for devel Oregon resources.   [commodity; shipments,etc.] 

Outside-oil  CG59 Nov 5, 1901
[ trying to determine whether oil exists in quantity in Lincoln county, Toledo.]

Lhc-poetry  [Joaquin?]  CG59  Nov 6, 1901
[M. 2009.  Spaces between lines, in text;  but this is all part of same poem, whereas normally I have entered spaces only between individual items, not paragraphs.]
[Head:]    Maud Muller.
(Revised Version.)

Maud Muller on a summer's day,
Set a hen in a brand new way.

(Maud, you see, was a city girl,
Trying the rural life a whirl.)

She covered a box with tinsel gay,
Lined it snugly with new-mown hay.

Filled it nicely with eggs, and then
Started to look for a likely hen --

Out of the flock selected one;
And then she thought her work was done.

It would have been, but this stubborn hen
Stood up and cackled "Kadoot!" and then

Maud Muller came, and in hurt surprise,
Looked coldly into the creature's eyes.

Then tied its legs to the box. "You bet,"
Said she, "I know how to make you set."

But still it stood, and worse and worse,
Shrieked forth its wrongs to the universe.

Kicked over the box with its tinsel gay,
And ignominiously flapped away.

Then a bad boy over the barnyard fence,
Tee-hee, "Say, Maud, there's a difference

'Tween hens, you know, and it is that
One says 'Ka-doot' and the other 'Ka-dat ' "

Then Maud recalled that the ugly brute
She tried to set had said "Ka-doot!"

And ever since that historic day,
She blushes in an embarrased way,

To think of the bobble she made once when
She tried to set a gentleman hen!
                                         --Toronto Star.  +

Nov 8, 1901

Airship interest  CG 59-59a Nov 8, 1901
[M. 2009.  spaces between lines as I typed them.  Probably in text; but does not denote separate items, as usually.]

Awarded 100,000 Francs Offered by Deutsch for Dirigible Balloon.

Paris, Nov. 6.-- The committee of the Aero Club, by a vote of 12 to 9, today proclaimed M. Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian aernaut [sic], the winner of the prize of 100,000 francs offered by M. Deutsch for a dirigible balloon.  The vote was preceeded by a warm discussion. Count Dion, who presided, while eulogizing the courage of M. Santos-Dumont, contended that he had not won the prize owing to the time limit.  Prince Roland Bonaparte, on behalf of the special committee who watched the contests, declared that M. Santos-Dumont had materially and morally won the prize.   +

Nov 8, 1901

Crime politic  CG60 Nov 8, 1901 
     Salem, Nov. 7. ---A letter was received at the governor's office threatening Governor Geer with the fate of President McKinley unless, within six days, he should release one Edwin V. Tweiman, who is now in Walla Walla penitentiary, serving a term of 20 years. The letter is signed "Six Parties," and is written from Dunsmuir, Cal., and dated Nov. 2, 1901. The writing is that of a man and fairly good English is used.  A great deal of ignorance is displayed in thinking Governor Geer has jurisdiction over a penitentiary in the state of Washington.  +  [M. note; Geer was Governor of Oregon.]

other-coal Srh  CG 60 Nov 8, 1901. 
     The coal bunkers at Riverton, Coos county, are filled with coal.  The mine is now in position to get out a large amount of coal if the proper arrangements for shipping can be made. +

Outside-Srh  CG60 Nov 8, 1901
Daily boat service Corvallis to Portland this winter, stmr Ruth, OR&N Co.  Oregon City Transport co, stmr Pomona.   nq at all

[??]   CG60 Nov 8, 1901
The Fischer-Van Cleve Company closed their week's engagement at the armory last night with "East Lynne."  Every seat in the house was sold before the box office opened and people bought second-class standing room with a rush.  It was a mighty jam, but the crowd was satisfied with the splendid presentation of this old time piece. Babe Fischer as Lady Isabel, was at her best, and won hearty applause for her perfect interpretation of the character.  Bert P Van Cleve as Sir Francis Levinson and Mrs. Van Cleve as Miss Carlyle were good.  Lord Severn was well taken care taken of by [sic] J. B. McCowell.  The other characters were well sustained.  The company have [sic] played to packed houses every night and when they play their return engagement a month hence they will be greeted in the same manner.  They go to Eugene today for a week at the Parker and we cheerfully recommend them to the Eugene people, Miss Babe Fischer, especially, who has a bright future before her. The members are young but they put life and work into the plays and labor to please.  So "Au revoir, but not goodbye."  -- Albany Herald, Sunday, Oct. 27.  +

Outside-name  CG60  Nov 8, 1901  J S Ireland [mentioned.]

Nov 12

Literary  CG60 Nov 12, 1901
[M.  all these papers have short stories and serials, if there's ever need to "discuss" literary creations of the day. ]   [ The Doctor's Dilemna" [as I typed it] by Hesba Stretton. is one serial, on the front page.

Paper-photo [??]   CG60 Nov 12, 1901
[photo used now on front pg instead of drawing.  photo of a personage. 1st one was of  Col R C Judson, Portland, who develops agric. resources of NW.  2nd, 2 wk later, Nov 15, of express messenger C F Charles, who refused to open express car for robbers who held up SP train; will be given substantial promotion by Wells, Fargo Express Co.]

Nov. 15.1901

name-Dilly name-Dilley bicycle misc-word climate  CG60 Nov 15, 1901
     Now is the season of the year when every bicyclist needs a mud-guard for his wheel.  Dilley "the fixer", has them, in all makes.  Get one early.  They don't cost much.  +

[??]  CG60-60a  Nov 15, 1901
     Oregonians are gradually awakening to the fact that their grand old state is just as prolific in good things as any other state, any where [sic], and literary and musical talent is not the least of these acquirements.  That dramatic genius is native to our soil has been demonstrated in the entertainments given this week at the Opera House by the Fischer-Van Cleve Company.
     The cast is made up almost entirely of Native [sic] Sons and daughters of Oregon, and considering the fact that they are all young people, and that the season has not yet advanced far enough for them to get well into the harness, they give a meritorious performance.  Miss Babe Fischer, a winsome little lady not yet in her fifteenth year, gives evidence of exceptional talent.  She displays rare taste and tact in rendition of each character entrusted to her and gives an intelligent interpretation. Mr. Covington can be depended upon for a painstaking and finished .performance, and the work of Bert Van Cleve and J.B. McCowell [sic] has elicited much favorable comment. Of the other members of the cast, Eva VanCleve [sic] deserves mention.
     Tonight's. bill is "Tatters," and Saturday night "East Lynne," in which the company is said to be especially strong, will be given [sic].  +

[M. this memo was in previous cpo.  I didn't find it it on pg 61 in 2004.]
outside-RR outside-Srh CG 61 Nov 1901 
[still brief references "other RR" in issues.  OR&N co. dock] [Dec 2, 1901.]

Nov 15, 1901

Outside-novelty-woolen  CG 51 Nov 15, 1901
Prep to celebrate the founding of' the Portland Woolen mill, mill to be in op. some time in Dec. Supt Huber; machinery fm Dallas mill; 6-set woolen mill, will employ 50 men-women.

Nov 19

[??]  CG61  Nov 19, 1901
     A concert, which was highly enjoyed by a number of our citizens, was given in front of the Occidental, Sunday afternoon by the Fischer VanCleve band. This organization contains a number of good musicians, and renders creditable selections.  +

[??]  CG61  Nov 19, 1901
Cauthorn warehouse on river st, between Central Planing Mills and O.R.& N. dock, being prep, to receive machinery for making butter, which machinery was purchased fm a Halsey firm; Mr Kaupisch.

[??]   CG61  Nov 19, 1901
The Fischer-VanCleve company closed a successful week's engagement Saturday night with a creditable performance of "East Lynn [sic]."  Many good things have been said by the press of the state concerning the "Lady Isabel" of Miss Babe Fischer, but she deserves them all.  Her portrayal of the dual character of "Lady Isabel" and "Madame Vine" is remarkable considering her years.  The other members of the cast are acceptable.  A feature of the various performances was the excellent music by the company's orchestra.  +

Outside-Srh  CG61 Nov 19, 1901 
Canal treaty; Great Britain has withdrawn fm the Joint guarantee of neutrality, leaving US sole guarantor; all commerce passing through will fare alike regardless of nationality.  [lengthy]

Nov22, 1901

Outside-enterprise outside-Tot  CG61  Nov 22, 1901
Furniture factory is the latest new enterprise in Corvallis, Robert Colbert leased the Creighton bldg on Main st. to mfg all kinds furniture except chairs.

Nov 26,1901

Outside-Srh crop  CG61 Nov 26, 1901
     The first steamer of the season blew her whistle at Corvallis, Sunday evening at 5 o'clock.  She was the Pomona and this was her first trip to this city.  At six o'clock Monday morning she left on the down trip, having added some wheat to the load of freight she had already taken up from Albany. The Ruth came up last night and left this morning with 309 bales of hops.  The river is now at good boating stage.  During Saturday night it raised five feet, and the Pomona and Ruth will find no difficulty in making regular trips and providing Corvallis with a daily boat service.  +


Outside-Tot-Corvallis  CG61 Nov 29, 1901
Zip! Boom! Bee!
    Here are we!
          Holiday Opening!
               Don't You See!   +
[ad for the Arcade; line of fancy china and holiday goods on display; novelties; delicacies of the season. ]

fruit history prices  CG 61  Nov29,1901 
Dallas Chronicle says 1st apples grown this state sold $1 each, produced 1853 fm trees brought overland by ox team, planted 1847.  S L Brooks, Corvallis, says not true; remembers hauling apples with his father's team 1851 tt raised by J. M. Garrison at $4 a box; Mr Brooks says the 1st apples produced in territory Oregon were fm seeds of 4 apples brought over fm England planted 1826 at Vancouver by P C Pambourn [sic].  [M. note; Pamburn, or usually Pambrun.]  
6 yr afterward,  l832, lst fruit was picked.  Nq

Dec 6, 1901

Outside-news  CG62 Dec 6, 1901  Roosevelt's 1st message for Congressional attention.

Enterprise transport organ factory  CG62  Dec 6, 1901
Manager Cramer, the organ factory, work being done.  30 rigs disposed of, rest getting finishing touches; 15 heavy wagons being constructed will continue mfg of buggies and wagons if  demand justify. Abt 20 organs nearly ready for market; prob. abt 20 -30 can be disposed of monthly, and this is the present capacity of factory.

[Head:]    Our $89 Piano [boldface]
     Case organs lead them all. They cannot be excelled for durability, richness of tone and neatness of case.  Organs from $45.00 up, made on special orders.  We are meeting with the best of success and selling organs as fast as they can be made.  We have an extra lot started, to reach out farther.  By sending in an order early, we will be able to fill it in good shape. No Eastern organ can compete with our instruments in make-up guaranteed for 10 years [sic]. 
     Our terms are cash, or 1/2 down 1/2 in 6 months,  1/2 in 12 mo's, or $20.60 down and $5.00 per month.  One payment must be made before organ leaves factory.  We guarantee the organ, and if not as represented we will refund the money.
     For further information address:
     Corvallis, Oregon.    [M. is this sic?]

Dec 13.

Outside-news outside-Srh  CG62 Dec 13, 1901   Senate begins consideration of canal treaty.  

Outside-RR  CG62 Dec 13, 1901
 open switch derails north bound Calif. express No 12, due here 4:34, Portland 7 pm, derailed at trestle 200 yd s. of Salem station; SP.  Fireman Fish, Engineer Wm H White died, none of passengers or other train crew injured, train was 8 coaches, includ. Special car of Supt Fields, who was promptly on scene and directed operations for extricating fireman and engineer and clearing tracks.

outside-Srh Ruth  [categories?]  CG 62 Dec 13, 1901
     About two o'clock Tuesday morning the steamer Ruth arrived from Portland.  At five o'clock, having unloaded some freight and taken on part of a load she left the O R & N dock to steam up to Fischer's Flouring Mills to take on a lot of flour.  The distance from the 0 R & N dock to the mill is nearly half a mile and when the Ruth was about half way to the mill she struck a snag and stove a large hole in her bottom.  Just how large is not known, but it must be of fair dimensions,  as in about two minutes she had swung about and grounded on the east side of  the river.  She lies very nearly across the river.  She was in command of Captain Inman. 
     It was still dark when the accident occured and the few passengers on board and part of the crew were considerab1y exercised, according to reports, and fancied that they had figured in a wreck that will make history.  Aside from other items of freight there were fifteen tons of dried prunes aboard.  This itself will form no small loss. The prunes belonged to Hugh Finley.
     Information regarding the affair was at once telegraphed the main office of the 0 R & N company in Portland and other boats were put on the route to take care of the freight during the time that will be consumed in getting the Ruth out of her present position and making the necessary repairs. +

Dec 22.1901

Outside-Srh  CG63 Dec 22, 1901
Sketch of Holland submarine boat as it appears under water;  Torpedo boat , Fulton, remains under water for period of time while firing; one of most remarkable tests in history of US navy was successfully made; while it was down, crew slept, ate, read, played cards; knew nothing of a fierce storm above which wrecked vessels.   [M. evid Holland refers to a class, maker, or ??]

December 24 1901

Food Xmas outside-Tot-Corvallis  CG63  Dec 24, 1901
New York Racket Store, 2nd door south P O; new goods, notions, xmas goods, toys ,groceries.  

Health outside-school misc?  CG63  Dec 24, 1901 
Smoking is almost universal practice at Harvard University, reports "Jack" Arnold, student there [fm Oregon]. 

Outside-Srh Ruth  CG63  Dec 24, 1901
     Friday morning the steamer Modoc arrived with a large scow to be used in the attempt to raise the steamer Ruth, which struck a snag in the river at this place last Tuesday morning and at once sank.  Saturday morning the Modoc arrived with another scow and the work of raising the Ruth began at once.
     One of the large scows is placed above the Ruth, which lies almost directly across the stream, and the other scow is fastened on the lower side.  Heavy timbers are placed across from one scow to the other above the Ruth, and chain and hawsers made fast to the sunken craft, and the work of raising is done by means of jackscrews.  It is very slow work and has to be managed with great care.
    The OR & N company will pay for all damaged freight on board the Ruth at the time of the catastrophe.  The company atttaches no blame to Captain Inman for the mishap, as the snag is supposed to have recently drifted into the channel. Just how badly the Ruth is damaged is not known.  Of course, it is still a matter of conjecture as to the possibility of being able to take her to Portland if they succeed in raising her.
     Agent Thayer, of this city, states that raising the Ruth is going to prove very expensive. The steamer Modoc is obliged to remain here to act as a tender and there are about twenty-five experienced men employed at the task at present at high wages. The daily expense foots hundrends of dollars [sic] and before the Ruth is running again, if ever she is, many thousands of dollars will have been expended on her.  Mr. Thayer thinks that six weeks or two months will be consumed before the Ruth will be on the run again if everything is favorable and it is possible to save her.  Should they succeed in getting her out of her present condition and devise means of taking her to Portland she will have to be placed in the dry dock and undergo repairs that will take several weeks.  +

Dec 27, 1901

Outside-Utility  CG 63 Dec 27, 1901 
Govt drafting a bill to be introduced in congress providing for laying of and maintaining of ocean cables, to Alaska, and Orient by northern route, by US.

Outside-Srh Ruth misc-word  CG63a Dec 27, 1901
      Agent Thayer was informed that the steamer Modoc left Portland yesterday morning with a large barge in tow.  She is expected to arrive this morning. Everything that can possibly aid in the work of raising the Ruth will be brought along.
     A diver's suit will be brought up so that in case it is necessary a diver can be sent down to investigate the state of affairs underneath the Ruth and possibly assist in placing chains beneath her to be used in hoisting.  It is declared that when this large scow arrives they will be able to either raise her or pull her in two. There has been much speculation in the minds of a great many as to what the Ruth cost. A party of men were guessing at her cost a few days ago. There was a wide difference in the "landsmen's" guesses.  They ranged from $3,000 to $110,000.  It is a matter of truth that those who proved to be widest of the fact regarding the cost of the boat were the most positive that they were right. The Ruth cost $24,500.  She was fitted with the very best machinery for a boat of her description.  Her boilers had stood a cold water test of 450 pounds pressure.  She was a splendid boat in many ways and was a favorite along the river. It is sincerely hoped that she can be saved.  +

church Xmas  misc-word?  CG63a Dec 27, 1901
Rev W B Smith, ME ch S; gave dinner to a # of bachelors at parsonage on Xmas day; Rev and Mrs Smith perfection in role of host and hostess.   

 Outside-news  CG63a Dec 27,1901  Mrs. McKinley pines for her dead;  [lengthy, natl filler]

Entertain Xmas outside-name  CG63a Dec 27, 1901  
magic lantern show, Xmas tree, Santa Claus. C A Spaulding home.   Dec 31.1901

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