The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921, August 18, 1909, Image 2

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Published every evening except Sun
day. Office: 259-263 Jefferson street,
corner Third, street, and 232 Second
treet, Corvalhs, Oregon.
.. PHONES, 210 4184
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Oregon, as second class matter.
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N. R. MOORE . . . '. Editor
CHAS. L. SPRINGER, Business Mg.
"A poor crop in Oregon gives
as great a yield as a good one in
most of the older States." This
is the assertion of a patriotic
Oregonian, and while it may be
considered a little extravagant to
those who are hot familiar with
the facts, it is to a great extent
true, and in many instances alto
gether so. Regardless of weath
er conditions of . drouth or flood
there is no such thing as a
"failure of crops in Oregon."
There may be a failure of one or
two crops in certain sections of
the state,' but in these same sec
tions, because of the varied pro
ductivity of the Oregon &il, and
differences of the climate, there
are good yields of other crops; , so
that entire failure of all crops is
not possible in any one locality,
while in most sections the greater
number of s crops are successful.
Notwithstanding the peculiarly
"backward" weather conditions
in many parts of the state this
year, partial yields will be made
in those sections, while in the
larger part of the great farming
"" country full production is likely.
The area of Oregon is too great,
its crops too numerous and its
climate too varied to make such
a thing as a "failure of crops in
Oregon" possible; and then, as
suggested by the above quota
tion, "a poor crop in Oregon gives
as great a yield as a good one in
most of the older states."
young wife, had dragged her son
down, forgetting or ignoring the
fact that he is nearly twenty
years the girl's senior and had
long been traveling at a rapid
pace before he knew her. She
declares and presumably believes
that a conspiracy exists, with
Jerome as its leading spirit, to
prevent her son from securing
his freedom. It was a cruel,
though only too well fitting, ref
erence which Mr. Jerome made
to- this and to her - published
pamphlet when he said that it
was plain whence some of Harry's
mental weaknesses were acquired.
But, even though she be lacking
in intellectual quality, that fact
makes no difference in her atti
tude toward her son. Were she
a very Portia for wisdom she
would nevertheless make excuses
for him and refuse to see him as
others do.
The only inference the public
can draw from the disclosures in
the Sutton case is that whether
or not the lieutenant committed
suicide, he had been previously
what is known as a "hard bat,"
with disagreeable traits that made
him unpopular among his asso
ciates. His mother ignores all
the testimony in reference to' his
habits, and makes direct charges
against a number of officers of
conspiracy to murder her son,
basing them chiefly on "intui
tion" and a communication re
ceived from the lieutenant after
his death.
It is pitiful, in its way, this
blind confidence in the children
they have . borne, yet it has its
element of beauty verging on the
divine. These mothers see their
sons, not as the faulty, dissolute,
sin-scarred "men whom others
see, but as the innocent children
they once were, with all the pos
ing 01 a 4 well-intentioned but
careless reporter with a limber
pencil and a disposition to do a
ittle "gentle
own hook.
sibilities of noble manhood. They
will not believe that that inno
cence and those possibilities have
vanished forever, but that they
linger in the boys' souls yet, and
;hajt Xall the blackness of their
later conduct' is mere surface
blemish. Perhaps, after . all,
they are right and that their faith
is a mortal shadowing of diyine
compassion for human frailty.
Do we not base our hope of fu
ture" life on the belief that the
nfinite One knows us better than
our lellow creatures Know us,
and . understands that with all
our imperfections good yet re
mains in the hearts of even the
worst of us?
Two women attracting a good
deal of public attention recently
are the mother of Harry Thaw
and the mother of the late Lieut
Sutton. They are both deserving
of pity, as are all mothers whose1
Bons go wrong. For even though
the misdoing is often the direct
outcome of maternai indulgence
and lack of wisdom, the distress
of the mother thus to blame
she seldom realizes herresponsi-
bility in this respect is none the
less intense than that of one who
has used the best of judgment
- and seemingly the wisest methods
in the training of her son, only to
see him drift into evil ways. ,
; But while the mothers of these
wayward boys suffer and deserve
1 compassion, they are, , after all
not without a source of consols
tion, ; a modiher ot tneir woe.
which is seldom taken into ac
count. They do not hold their
son's as guilty as the evidence in
dicates and as the common ver
dict makes them. If, as in Harry
Thaw's case, a crime. is actually
committed and can not be denied
then the mother maKe3 excuses
for the perpetrator. He was led
astray; he was a good boy, but
,. the crimes of. others and the
wrongs they had committed ex-
v 1 1 1 1 -
asperated mm oeyona numan en
durance. Mrs. Thaw, in her
testimony the other day, indicat
tapping" on his
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upon their return, naie aaueu
about twenty small rooms to his
house. He firmly believed that
the spirits of those who died
came back and visited these
rooms, and so spent much of his
time in keeping them in readiness.-
The old man when found hanging
was dressed as for the coldest
weather, having on three vests,
a iumner. two pairs of under
clothes and much other clothing.-
In the pocket of one vest was $6
silver; another pocket contained
$200 in gold. The house was a
museum of curiosities, and one
looking at the various articles he
had purchared for returning spir
its to amuse themselves is struck
with wonder. A vast lot of shoe
strings, several clocks, musical
instruments and various articles
were there. The collection must
have cost him more than $2500.
Mr. Hale was 79 years old. A
widow and three daughters sur
vive him. .
forty-fourth Congress, the question of
the admission of Colorado and New
Mexico was one of the burning issues.
Apparently the two Territories must
come in together, or stay out in com
pany. Separate enabling acts were
passed by the House, but were amend
ed in a. few minor particulars in the
Senate. Unfortunately, just at this
juncture a "force bill" was up for de
bate. Julius Caesar Burrows, now a
Senator from Michigan, but then a mem
ber of the house, delivered a fiery phil-
lippic, grilling the South in the man
ner approved at that period. Stephen
B. Elkins was then Territorial Delegate
from New Mexico, and had not "yet ac
quired the suave and subtle diplomacy
.that came to him with advancing years.
He was carried away by the vehement
oratory of the man from Michigan, and
rushed up to congratulate him the
moment he had finished. Others
to grasp Burrows by the
was effusive in praise of his wonder
ful speech. Congressmen from the
South took note of Elkins' enthusiasm
the merciless . grilling that had
been administered them, and were too
human to refrain from revenge, when
revenge was so easy. When the State
hood bills came up, for concurrence in
the Senate's amendments, Colorado
was admitted, but New Mexico was
barred, lacking four votes of the nec
essary two-thirds. . A rather costly
hand-shake for New' Mexico! Pacific
To The Public
b"' ...
J hand, but Elkins reached him first
We the undersigned wish to
announce the price . for sawing
wood as follows:
Oak. ......... .60 cents per cord
Slab 60 cents per cord
Fir 50. cents per cord
Ash. .50 cents per cord
Maple. 50 cents per cord
Poles... ...$1.50 per hour
Smith & Averill
W. E. Handy,
W. H. Dixon,
W. R. Hansell.
Hathaway Bros.
Kemp & Chesley'
Link Chambers.
L. H. Hawley, "
Corvallis, Aug. 16, 1909
How About
That Fall Suit
Come and get " a PRINCETON
College Cut Suit The latest de
signs in fabrics and styles.
Dealer in all Men's Furnishings
WeTf sell cheapest because we sell
for cash.
Card of Thanks
We desire to tender our . heartfelt
thanks for the many kindnesses shown
during the illness and death of our wife
and mother.
J. R. Rowland and Family.
Territory Refused Admission by South
erners who Resented Action
It may help to a realization of the in
justice that has been done New Mex
ico, to recall the fact that nothing but
the accident of an inopportune hand
shake prevented the admission of the
Territory thirty-five years ago. 7 In the
Fine Tract
For Sub-division
. The best tract of land in or around
Corvallis to be sub-divided into small
A chance to make a big thing Within
the next six months. See , '
A. L. Stevenson,
8-3-tf. Real Estate Man.
Mrs. Oliver Witham will return home
tomorrow from Portland, where she has
been visiting friends for - the -last few
days. ,:. : ..-vV: v?" "
Bids Wanted.
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids will be received for the erection of
the new church building for- the First
Presbyterian Church of Corvallis, by
the Board of Trustees, up to 6 o'clock
p. m. Monday, August 23, 1909, accord
ing to plans and specifications which
can be seen at the office of the archi
tect, E. E. McClaran, Portland, or at
the office of Virgil E. Watters in Cor
vallis. A certified check- made payable
to First Presbyterian Church of Cor
vallis, of five (5) per cent of amount
must accompany each bid. Board re
serves the right to reject any or all
A. J. Johnson.
Chairman Board of Trustees. 8-16-6
For Sale
Numerous household goods range,
garden hose, dining table, refrigerator,
fruit jars, boy's saddle, etc. 121 Fifth
street; phone 472. - 8-20-2t-w
The Salem Statesman has re
cently engaged a man with a very
vivid imagination. A few days
ago this personage with a crooked
pencil and a tendency toward lu
ridity presented an article about
he Albany fire, ' attributing that
conflagration to a cork leg and
four prohibitionists engaged in a
game of poker in the bank build
ing. The article was dressed up
ike a professional had hold of it,
but it was so manifestly unjust
and misleading that the Albany
Democrat protested. Now comes
this same scribbler with a column
article in which he has an O. A.
C. processor "knocking" the
fruit of "his own' country," (the
Willamette Valley) in order to
favor Hood River. No name is
mentioned (these' fellows never
mention names) and various pro
fessors, at the college are left un
der suspicion of the crime (?) set
forth. The Statesman reporter
forgets that the Oregon Agricul
tural College is not a Willamette
Valley institution and that the
professors of the school are not
knocking" their "own country"
when praising Hood River fruit.
All sections of the state should
look alike to O. A. C. professors
and, it would be as - unfair for
them to praise the Willamette
Valley, fruit to the detriment of
Hood River as it would for them
to reverse the situation. That
such a test as the Statesman
names has been made is certain
and by the eastern college man
located here as stated, but the
luridity and inference of the ar
ticle is not justifiable. Willam
ette Valley fruit will stand the
Snow-white Bed Spreads
Spreads for single beds, for three-quarter beds and full-size beds, all made
from the finest three?ply; long staple cotton, either plain hemmed, feather stitch
hemmed or scolloped and fringed with cut corners. Finest designs in crochet, satin
Marseilles, English Marseilles;
Ask For These Numbers
For Full-size Beds
For Single Beds
Number 49
Hemmed Crochet with Marseilles
Number 147
Hemmed Crochet with Marseilles
For 3-4 Beds
Number 57
Hemmed Crochet, light weight
For Full-size Beds
Number 54
Hemmed Crochet, splendid value
in Marseilles design "- -.
Numbers 56 and 320
Fringed or hemmed Crochet
spreads, newest designs
Numbers 62 and 660
Fringed or. hemmed,
Numbers 198, and 199
French satin Marseilles, silky fin-
ish, either feather stitch,
scalloped or fringed
Numbers 226 and 307
French and English satin mar
seilles, either feather stitch,
or scalloped hem
Ladies' Home Journal Quarterly Style Book
Latest Models '
Royal Worchester
Corsets -
Newest Ideas
Hair Barrettes
: and
Back Combs
' f
Always Good; not made by
the Trust. Sold at
Osteopathic Physician
At Corvallis Hotel
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
At Albany
Tuesdays, Thursdays andfSaturdays.
15-17 Brenner Building
For Rent Three furnished rooms,
two of them suitable for light house
keeping; all do wn stairs; outside
rooms. Inquire at
800Fifth Street
Street. Phone 4209.
Office Rooms 3, 4, 1st Natl Bank Bldg.
Only aet of abstracts in Benton County
Surgeon. Office in Burnett Block,
over Harris' Store. Residence corner
Seventh and Madison. Office hoars:
8 to 9 a. m.; J to 2 p.m. Phones;
Office, 2128, Residence, 404. .
. and Surgeon. Corner Third and Mon
roe Streets, Corvallis, Oregon. Office
hours: 9 to 12 a. m.; I to 4 p .m.; 7 to
8 p, m. Phone in both office and residence.
and Surgeon. Special attention given
to the Eye, Nose and Throat. Office
in Johnson Bide. Ind. 'phone at of
fice and lesidence.
or and Licensed Embalmer. Suc
cessor to Bovee & Baner Corvallis,
Oregon. Ind. Pbone 45. Bell Phone
241, Lady attendant when desired.
censed embalmers and funeral direct
ors. Have everything new in coffins, .
caskets and burial robes. Calls ans
wered day and night. Lady assist
ant. Embalming a specialty. Day
. phones, Ind. 117 and 1153, Bell, 531
. night phones, Ind. 2129fand 1153.
Farmers! See
(Successor to Smith Bros.)
The Place to Buy Right, Handles-,.
Harness, Saddles, Robes, Whips,,
and Gloves
Does .Repairing Neatly
and Promptly
First Door North of Gerhards
Phone Ind. A4977
Furnished clean, light rooms. ' Break- ,
fast served. Direct car line to Expo
sition. Convenient to retail district.
Take the Madison Street Cable Car
ThiaThoase is in charge ot Corvallis people
ed her belief that Evelyn, the
test, and does not need the boost-