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THE DAILY GAZETTE-TIMES
Published every evening except
flay. - Office: 232 Second street,
Vailis, Oregon. ,
7 Entered u second-class matter July 2. 1909, Fat
the postoffice at Corvallis, Oregon, under act of
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Entered as second-class matter AuguBt 5, 1909,
at the postoffice at Corvallis, Oregon, tinder act of
March 8, 1879.
In ordering changes of address, sub
tcribers should always give old as well as
N. R. MOORE . . . Editor
CHAS. L. SPRINGER, Business Mgr.
Good roads meetings in various
toarts of the state should be bet
ter attended. A good road past
any farm enhances its value more
than it costs. When our farmers
get next to their job tney will
build more and better roads and
assess the cost in a great degree
to the idle land speculator.
In Corvallis efforts are being
made under the new charter to
get the city council to condemn
a lot of unsightly buildings and
shacks that are a menace to the
safety of the better and newer
fcftftafmrfinns as otpII as retard
ing the development of the town.
- Are not many towns in Orecron
. thus afflicted with ruins because
both public opinion and the local
fcBessors deal leniently with their
owners and severely with the
property owners who build and
' beautify ?Portland Press.
the prices at which the land for
parks, .public buildings, water
front, or other public purposes
is offered the governing bodies
they would also report the prices
at which the properties are as
sessed for, the public might have
some valuable information to
reflect upon. It would also be
interesting and instructive to
Report what use these owners are
making of such sites and land to
give them such values. What
have the owners done to make
the values they ask the public to
pay so handsomely for?
John D. Rockefeller i3 quoted
in one of the Sunday papers as
having said: '.'.'-
"When a man has accumulated
a sum of money within the law,
that is to say in a legally honest
wayvthe people no longer have
any right to share in the earn
ings resulting from that accumu
It is a striking characteristic
of a man of strict personal moral
ity that he has never been able
to see the difference between
legal honesty and moral-honesty.
it is also to Mr. KocKeteiier s
credit that he defines the methods
whereby the Standard Oil com
bination and all which it implies
were created as being "legally
honest." They were certainly
Here is the remarkable case of
a man who is a good husband and
father, benevolent along large
lines, personally humane, pious
rather than religious, in many
ways a most desirable citizen;
who yet cannot see that there is
anything morally wrong in an
action which the law does not
punish. It would be impossible,
moreover, to make Mr. . Rocke
feller see the difference, and that
not from any forwardness or
prejudice on his part, but from a
kind of moral myopia which
blinds him to facts most of us
find self-evident. , J
It is probable that the law does ;
notjdirectly influence, sanction or
control more than five per cent
of the action of a man's life.
They are apart from the law and '
beyond its reach. The law can
not make a man moral or even
honest, and he may break the !
rules of morality and honesty in j
many ways without coming with-.
in. reach of a statute. ,
But Mr. Rockefeller says that
the people have no right to share
in the earnings of ' 'legally hon
est" accumulations. It will as
tonish that worthy gentleman to
hear it, but this is flat footed
anarchy. The accumulation was
made with the sanction and un
der the protection of the people.
It could not have been even
"legally honest" save that socie
ty made it legally possible." So
far from owing nothing to the
people, Mr. Rockefeller owes ev
erything, after a fair deduction
for his very fine brains and ad
ministrative ability. This, is not
Socialism. It is the practical
working law of good morals in
the relation of society to the in
dividual and the reciprocal obli
gation of the individual to society.
It is curious that the richer a
man gets the more he hates pay
ing taxes. Mr. Rockefeller does
not want to pay an income tax.
No doubt he would not be the
richest man in America now if
he had , not made it his rule
through life to r. ay out as little
of that kind of money as possi
ble. , This, is all his argument
really amounts to, but we areJn-
debted to it for a curious piece of
self-revelation. It shows us a
sincere desire to do well, accom
panied by. a moral conception
hardly more than embryonic
The Wall Street Journal.
' Oregon has vast natural re
sources whichjiave been bottled
up and are being bottled up by
speculators. Our water power
alone is w6rth hundreds of mil
lions of dollars, and has been
largely grabbed by agents of
foreign corporations. - All honor
to the men who are endeavoring
to conserve the natural wealth
remaining for the use of the
people of Oregon. However, we
may be - compelled to go futher
and reach a hand out for the res
toration . to the people of the 1
guts 01 the common Father,
President Roosevelt pointed out
how to restore the water power '
to me puuiic domain, wnen ne
advocated levying a tax upon it:
whether used or unused. No j
trust could pay even 50 cents a j
horse-power per month, as sug-1
gested by Roosevelt, and retain 1
idle ten times what they made
use of in productive energy. '
It's something to have a state
school with 1500 students. , Not
only is there intellectual activity
but 1500 students cause some
thing like a $200,000 yearly cash
activity. " .'
Nine churches and thirteen
religious organizations will ap
peal to those who desire moral
surroundings. It is particularly
pleasing to note that with all
this religious activity, there is
nothing "long-faced" about it.
All' of the ministers can smile
and none are preaching the peo
ple into either hell or heaven.
They are trying to point the way
to a sane and joyous life here.
That's a relief from, some situa
tions and will appeal to those
tired of fanaticism.
mi i . i n
xms ciiy is locateu on one . ox i
the most beautiful rivers in the
West the Willamette. Corval-!
lis people do not know just how '
beautiful this river really is, and 1
what a delight it could become '
newcomers used to the
sluggish, .muddy "cricks"
For The Outsider. '
FALL SUITS NOW READY
We of feyou
ALFRED BENJAMIN & COJS
Clothes. For all wool quality, for
style, for excellence of tailoring
and correctness of . fit, there's ;
nothing to match them.
the East" readily acknowledge
that the Willamette is a charm
er. And there's Mary's River,
smaller, but not less beautiful..
With about forty-seven lodges,
more or. less, those fraternally
inclined can find an abiding
place with little difficulty. Cor
vallis has more lodges to the
square inch than any other
town in the U. S. or Kentucky.
And they are all flourshing.
Thus are the brethren cared
Corvallis has as congenial peo
ple as there are on earth. No
one is so. busy money-making
that he hasn't time. to be pleas
ant and courteous. It's worth
while to locate in a city peo
pled with, pure-breds.
Benton county, of which Cor
vallis is the county seat, won the
blue ribbon and cash prize at the
Oregon State Fair two years in
succession 1907-08 for the best
general display of grain, grasses,
; fruit, vegetables, etc. That
ought to be convincing to a few
Big Easterners- '
(Continued: from page one )
A careful study of the proceed
mgs of this association from the
time of its organization, will
Saturday, Sept. 18
CUPS AND SAUCERS
DEEP BLUE DECORATIONS
SEE WINDOW DISPLAY
These cups and saucers are regular 25-cent values
90c Per Set
$1.75 Per Dozen
This is positively the greatest bargain we ever
0 of fered in China.
show that, while attention has
been given at different times to
various questions of immediate
interest, the basic fundamental
... . - .
idea has been to develop a sys
tem of education that should
really prepare for life in the
truest and most complete sense
of the term, whatever the voca'
tions or professions contemplat-
The convention at Portland
was m every way successiui.
Most bf the addresses were up
on subjects of present, interest
and tended to crystallize senti
ment upon a number of very im
portant matters of policy in con
nection with the work of the in
stitutions represented. The sub
jects upon which definite action
was taken related to the organi
zation of the different agencies
for extension work, such- as
farmers' institutes, itinerant
schools, correspondence courses
and thev introduction of indus
trial work into the elementary
and high schools, correspond
ence cources and the introduc
tion pf industrial work into the
elementary and high schools.
The general sentiment of the
delegates regarding the conven
tion was expressed by President
Soule, of Georgia, in the state
ment that of all the conventions
of the association he had attend
ed during the last seven years,
the one at Portland this year
was by far the most successful
Opinion of Oregon.
Notwithstanding the potency
of these organizations in shaping
educational policy and in promo
ting agricultural and industrial
development generally, what the
people of the state are no doubt
most interested in knowing at
this time are the impressions re
ceived by the visitors regarding
the state and its possibilities. It
is natural that the people in a
comparatively new state in the
extreme West should be interes
ted in knowing what is thought
of them and their country by
people from the older, wealthier
and more thickly populated
states. - For. whatever mierht be
said about the West's freedom
from tradition, and its progreS'
siveness and characteristic opti
mism, we still are wont to look
to the East for leadership, not
only in art and letters and medi
cine and law, but also in finance
and manufacturing and, agricul
Expected Much of Them.
We a re interested in the de
velopment of the state. We
have great and varied resources,
but they are largely yet undevel
ed. To fully utilize these re
sources we need more capital,
more people, improved and ex
We looked forward, therefore.
with great anticipation to the
conventions at Portland. They
would bring to the state a large
number of the most prominent
men in the country engaged in
promoting industrial education
and industrial development.
Many of these men have spent a
lifetime in studying the econo
mic problems of this and other
countries. From them it was
expected tnat we could get sug
gestions that, would be helpful
to us in conserving and utilizing
our resources and in developing
cut more than all, with our
unbounded faith in the great
Northwest and in its possibilities,
we were anixous to be visited by
experts whose judgment regard
ing conditions here would not be
questioned. If favorably im
pressed, the influence of these
people upon returning to their
several states would be of incom
parable value in directing young
men who are seeking opportuni
ties for investment and home
building. That the delegates
and visitors to the convention at
Portland were favorably impres
sed cannot be questioned..
Amazed ot Everything.
' A-large number of those who
came from Eastern and New
England States had never visited
the Northwest or the Pacific
Coast; and, as stated by Presi
dent Silvester, of Maryland, they
were amazed at the great expanse
of territory, the fertility and pro
ductiveness of the soil, the im
mensityof the lumber and fishing
industries, the beauty of the
cities, and, more than all, with
the democratic, broadminded
spirit of the people.
Regarding the opportunities for
investment and home-building,
the comparisons were all. favor
able to the .West. Among the
things most admired by the vis
itors are the ideal climatic con
ditions here and the long grow
ing season, the efficiency of the
organizations of the fruitgrowers
of the state, the eagerness on the
part of the people to get informa
tion and to follow up-to-date
scientific methods in their work
As stated by Dean Davenport, of
Illinois, "the people of the East
lack the progressiveness of the
Westerners, and it is more diffi
cult to get the Easterners to break
away from some of the old-fasb
ioned methods of doing things.'
People Count for Everything.
While visiting the Hood River
and Willamette Valleys, several
expressed the idea that they had
never before been so impressed
with the extent to which the
"value of lands depends upon the
people living on them." They
attributed the success achieved
in growing apples and other fruits
to the ideal conditions of soil and
Climate and to the thrift and edu
cation of the people.
That the leadership of the West,
m some matters, at least, relat
ing to agricultural development,
is being recognized, is shown by
the fact that Illinois is now send
ing two experts to Oregon to
make an exhaustive study of our
system of apple-raising; and that
students from several of the
largest eastern states are arrang
ing to enter the Oregon Agricul
tural College for special work
along certain lines of agriculture.
All in all, the impressions re
ceived by the visitors were most
favorable indeed. . They were
profuse in their expressions of
appreciation of the cordiality
with which the people received
them and the generous provision.
that had been made for their en
tertainment. They were pro
foundly impressed with Oregon's
progressive spirit, great resources
and splendid opportunities. .
That Fall Suit
Come and get a PRINCETON
College Cut Suit. The latest de
signs in fabrics and stylesl
A. K. RUSS
Dealer in all Men's Furnishings
We sell cheapest because we sell
CORVALLIS. - - OREGON
Dr. VIRGINIA V. LEWEAUX,
At Corvallis Hotel
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday?
15-17 Brenner Building
PICKEL'S STUDIO, 430 SECOND-
Street. Phone 4209.
G. R. FARRA, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND
Surgeon. Office in Burnett Block,
over Harris' Store. Residence corner
Seventh and Madison. Office hours:
8 to 9 a. m.; 1 to 2 p. m. Phones:
Office, 2128, Residence, 404.
J. B. MORRIS, M. D., PHYSICIAN"
and Surgeon. Corner Third and Mon
roe Streets, Corvallis, Oregon. Office
hours: 9 to 12 a. m.; 1 to 4 p. m.; 7 to
8 p, m. Phone in both office and resi-
W. T. ROWLEY, M. D., PHYSICIAN
and Surgeon. Special attention given
to the Eve. Nose and Throat. Office
in Johnson Bide. Ind. 'phone at of
fice and tesidence.
BLACKLEDGE & EVERETT, Li
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 speciatty. Day
phones, Ind. 117 and 1153, Bell, 531;
night phones, Ind. 2129 and 1153.
M. S. EOVFE, FTJNEBAL DIRECT
or. and Licensed Fmbalmer. Suc
cessor lp Bovpe & Bsuer Corvallis,.
Oregon. Iod. Phone 4s. Bell Phon
241 . Lady attendant when desired.
J. F. YATEP, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office Rooms 3,4, .ist.Natl Bank Bldg.
E. E. WILSON
Attorney At Law
Zierolf Bldg. Corvallis, Oregon
Che ity Stable
Everything new and up to
' date. Rigs furnished on
clinrt nnllro Tall
and give us 'a (
trial. . Cor.
L, F.GRAY, -
For Sale An
New, used less
than two months
Cheap for cash.