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The Corvallis Gazette Corvallis, Or.
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Jan 3, 1902
Outside-news CG63 Jan 3, 1902 [recap of 1900 year events worldwide. ]
Health CG63 Jan 3, 1902
smallpox scare at Marshfield has passed; quarantine raised.
outside-Srh Ruth CG63 Jan 3, 1902
The Ruth is again afloat, bouyed up by scows, but the piling which sunk her
still hold [sic] her fast. It was thought at first that a snag had caused the
disaster, but it has been discovered that she struck a clump of piling at the
head of the old Max Friendly boom. They were bent forward by the shock and
as the steamer settled back the current drew her on to the piling and she must
be moved ahead before she can be released; either this, or wait for a two or
three foot raise in the river to lift her off. The latter plan will be adopted. +
Jan 7, 1902
Outside-Srh Ruth CG63 Jan 7, 1902
The steamer Ruth which has furnished numerous items since her mishap some
three weeks ago, must now be in Portland. She was floated Saturday and taken
to a point near the ferry, where she was relieved of one of the scows, and
prepared for her trip down the river. It was found in raising the boat that four
of her watertight compartments, into which the hull of modern boats are
[sic] divided, were penetrated by the snag, and it was found necessary to
repair the compartments as they emerged from the water. Sunday morning she
started for Portland where she will be placed in drydock and thoroughly
Racism [categories?] organ-factory? CG64 Jan 7, 1902
ED. GAZETTE: By your kind indulgence, I wish to state through the columns
of your valuable paper to the general public and to the host of patrons of the
Big White House, of the City of Corvallis, Or., that I, being the holder of the
winning number, 9968, in the grand drawing contest for the organ which was
manufactured in our city, and that I have received the organ, and that it now
graces the parlor of my humble home [sic]. Am I a musician myself? No,
but I have two little fellows who are -- they put one foot each on the pedals,
hold the keys down, and let her "squeal." I have been asked the question:
“What did the organ cost you?" Now, for the benefit of those who think that
possibly I may have had some kind of a pull or "stand in," or, if you please,
some cute way of getting next, that this is entirely a mistake. [sic] The organ
did not cost me one dollar. For every dollar’s worth purchased at the White
House I received a ticket the same as others. A number of times I went away
forgetting to get my tickets. I am not hired or paid for writing this, but I wish
to make the statement that Kline’s is indeed the White House. And last, but
not least, he keeps white people behind the counters.
J.D. Howell. +
Jan 10, 1902
Lhc-pop CG64 Jan 10, 1902
census of continental US, or US proper 75,994,575 Phillipines 6,900,000+,
Porto Rico 953,000+ Hawaii 154,000 Alaska 63,592 Guam 9000 Am.
Samoa 6,100. military service outside territorial US 91,219. beginning of
the century the pop was 5,333,000; nation has grown 16-fold in 100 yr.
BH utility other-coal CG64 Jan 10,1902
The output of coal from the Beaver Hill mine, near Marshfield 60 tons a day.
The slope is now down 1500 feet and will not be extended any further for the
present. An electric plant is to be installed for power and light. +
Enterprise organ-factory CG64 Jan 10, 1902
Cramer Organ Factory; ed. Gault of Hillsboro visited; says The time was
when the wealthy installed pianos in the music room... Then came competition
and cheapening of products so that now almost anyone can have a piano... the
nabob...turn to pipe organs where the expenditure of money is almost without
limit. Then the range of music and musical effect for the pipe organ is
greater. Firms in the east are having their most profitable customers for those
who are putting organs in palatial houses. Indeed some factories get no orders
from cathedrals and churches. The Cramers at Corvallis are preparing
themselves to take care of this trade which is coming within the next few
years. The demand for parlor organs, a reed instrument is brisk and the
company has orders ahead. They take all the skilled workmen they can get.
In addition they have a number of apprentices... At present fourteen men are at
work and the tradesmen of Corvallis report that already the effect of this small
pay roll is noticable [sic]. The instruments are beautiful and more
reasonable in price than Oregonians have been accustomed to hear quoted. +
outside-Srh paper-photo Ruth CG 64 Jan 10, 1902
Tuesday’s Oregonian has a half-tone of the Ruth steaming past Portland’s
water front, on her way to the 0 R & N repair yards. The damages to her hull
are of such a nature that the boat will have to have practically a new bottom,
and many of the ribs will have to be replaced. The steamer was not strained
or wrenched in any way. She will be hauled out on the ways and repairs will
be made as quickly as possible. One of the holes in her hull is 4 x 12 feet. +
Jan 17, 1902 --
Jan 24, 1902
Outside-Srh outside-politic? CG65 Jan 24, 1902
contest of canals, result means much to Panama co; Nicaragua project
Outside-RR CG 65 Jan 28, 1902
Genrl Freight and Passenger Agent R B Miller, SP, returned recently fm a trip up
the West Side division as far as Independence. --Telegram. Nq
Lhc-rock outside-school outside-name-Snook CG 65 Jan 28, 1902
H. Snook and crew of about fifteen men, including Jack Hammill, of this city,
returned last night from the granite quarry near Berry, where they have just
finished getting out granite for the first story of the new agricultural hall for
the 0 A C. It took fifty-one cars to convey the stone to Corvallis and all has
moved forward but about nine car loads. The sand stone for the upper stories
will be gotten at the Bay. --Albany Democrat. +
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