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THE DAILY BAZETTE-TIMES
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T Entered as second-class matter July 2, 1909, at
the postoffice at Corvallis, Oregon, under act of
If arch 3. 1879.
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N. R. MOORE : .
CHAS. L. SPRINGER,
. . . Editor
THAT OTHER CONTROVERSY
The Cook-Peary controversy
about the discovery of the North
Pole makes of particular interest
that, other controversy as to
who. discovered America. A
book- ; just published gives the
honor to an Irishman. The
Irish are great people ' and have
done some great things, but in
the line of discovery their work
has been limited largely to ex
ploration of new . brands , of
Whiskey. Stilt a woman makes
the big claim for the Irish, --and
Woman is entitled to a' respect
ful hearing. '''"
: According.tp press dispa tches,
Mrs. ri Marion. '.cMurrough
MulhalL .widow of the late, Pro
fessor Michael G. Mulhall, whose
fame as an, Irish statistician was
world-wide, has written, a book
Which has already started ani
mated discussion in literary and
scientific circles on ' both hemis
pheres. The title of the work is "Ex
plorers in the New World Before
and After Columbus." 7 ''
The purpose of Mrs. Mulhall' s
most exhaustive researches is to
prove that Columbus Had prede-;and
cessors in the new world. The
author contends that an Icelander
named Ari Marson, who was the
great grandson of Kiarrial (O'
Carroll), king of Dublin, sailed
to this western continent in the
year 983, fully 500 years before
Columbus made his voyage? and
that his ship was wrecked ; on
that part of the coast which is
now the state of Florida,
In addition to this contention,
Mrs. Mulhall holds that there is
documentary proof that Iceland
Was visited by Christian mission
aries from Ireland as , early as
795, and that it was from Irish
traditions of the discovery of
America (then called ilreland-a
Mikla or Great
nine tne Kea, ana later his son
Lief were inspired . to explore
the western ; seas, - resulting in
Lief 's discovery of . Vinland (the
a-. i'T TT-1 1 1 1 il - i
present iNew jngiana; aDout tne
n i i i f
year iuuu, as aiiuaeato Dy irying
in his "Life of Columbus," and
other historians." -
The one fact that gives cred
ence to the claim is the number
of Irish in this p.mintrv at th
present time-they , must A have
Started coming about the year
1000. But there is no record
t.W rninTYiKna wnan v,a wo
these shores, found any Irish
flag or a brass - tube ; and that
puts all former discoveries out of
APPLES TOO HIGH.
J. L. Dumas, of Dayton, pres-
ident .of the Washington Fruit'may gill you in its meshes.
Growers' Association, lrives it as .
his opinion that apple prices are ' Each step taken for mother
too high. He says that it is
better , to sell one hundred ap
ples for 5 cents apiece than 10
apples- at 10 .cents each. Mr.
Dumas was in North Yakima to
talk over the apple crop with lo
cal orchardists. ,;
"We growers can take less
for out apples and still sell at a
profit," he said. "The railroads
can take half what they are now
getting and still haul at a profit,
while the commission men can
take a fourth and still make
"Another mistake we are mak
ing is in bur effort to grow so
many varieties. Each : section
should grow the variety which
it can best produce. We are,
too, at what one may call Wolf
River stage of our development.
Each district wants to be known
as the home of the big red apple.
The big red 'apple is the Wolf
River. It is no good at all. It
isn't good to eat and it wont
keep. What we need to pro
duce is the medium-sized apple
of good flavor and appearance.
In my part of' the country we
are growing the Rome Beauty.
I tell you frankly that there are
certain varieties which we can't
grow at all at Dayton. i.ut we
can grow Newtown Pippins. I
secured 992 on this variety , at
the National apple show. "
Mr. Dumas believes the time
is not far distant when fruit
growers must band themselves
together and hire competent
men to keep them informed of
the extent - and condition of the
apple crop of the country each
year. At present there is noth
ing to go by but the dealer's
,word.. : From: the information he
has been, able to gather, : Mr.
Dumas , believes that . the ; apple
crop of the , country as a whole
willTje less this year than last.
That there is still a demand to
be supplied -he; believes and on
the ...strength of .this, belief, is
adding . another 50 . acres to - his
100-acre apple orchard.
Throughout the northwest in
quiries are being received by
various commercial bodies " for
manufacturing sites and open
ings. Any inducements a com
munity can offer to secure manu
facturing establishments helps
every property owner in it.
Some Canadian provinces of the
west exempt them from taxa-
Baltimore does the same, and
finds it probitable to all to do so,
WISE AND OTHERWISE.
Edited With a Meat-ax.
In these physical culture days
some people display .greatagility
in dodging taxes.
Any girl with ruby lips and
golden hair ought to be a
treasure worth striving for.
If there - were no loafers
. this old world, the police courts
1 wouian t have much to do.
People who are always harping
on their troubles don't dispense
a very high of music
When it comes to teaching or
thography, the old-style- spelling
match is a pronounced success.-
! A Missouri man has been put
j mto l for baving married
, thirteen , wives. He's not a
criminal. He's a lunatic,
We all like to brag of our an
cestors, but sometimes forget to
liye so that our descendants- can
do the same thing... .. ...
Youngman, beware of the
hammock these . balmy summer
. eveniners. or some iair hsher
k , .;
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Uwned by Hartsock &
aay, oepiemDer 1 , iu, against exhibus trom all over the
Fair and Livestock Exposition next week.
adds to the time she . will be
with you to enjoy your deeds of
love and to cheer you with her
Cooks get better, wages than
school teachers. - Brain food
doesn't have - to be as well pre
pared as that which you put in
to your stomach.
A man named Clover has just
been married and : soon there
will be several blades . of grass
where there r was formerly . but
sor Points Facts
(Continued; from page one )
kept up to the highest degree or
whether some things are allowed;
to go simply because of lack of
funds. There is a great deal of
grading to be done , so . that the
grass and weeds spoken of in
the Graphic, can be cut with a
a machine. The money which ,
would hire men to do this work
by hand has to go for equipment
to handle the students in . the'
class rVms. Money that would,
buy water for lawns and flower
beds (by nq means a small item
in Oregon summers) has to go"
for library books, . heating, sup
plies, and repairs. And so it is.
from one end of our campus to
the other. The student coming
here for education, FIRST for all"
time. - . , . . j
Well For Public to Know . I
I write this in order that your
readers may see that there are a
few reasons why the Ore. Agri.'
College cannot set the example
in landscape improvements at thei
present time, although, .. individ-
ually, the members of the faculty
will be only too glad , to j do . any."
thing in - their k power to help
beautify our city. While we arei
fairly "well provided for in : the :
way of State and National aid"s
we must keep up with-the - stu-
dent growtivand that has made
such rapid strides in the past few "
years that we have hardly been
able to hold our own. ', " . Ij
4 -We hope, -however that this
pressure will let up 'ih a few
years and then we can begin , to
improve the campus. and at the"
same time 1iave, ..ample f undsto .
maintain these improvements.'
Then no one place on the campus
will have to be neglected and all
Corvallis will -be justly proud -of-
Y?-J f v ra:$
Taylor, Corvallis. Orecron.
the Oregon Agri. College campus.
The city wjll, by that time, have
located a beautiful park; the
wide parkings will have reached
an advanced stage1 of develope
mentr the park board will have
had the streets all planted with
some one desirable species: for
street planting; the streets 'will
be no longer ' Wintry mud holes;
and Corvallis will have earned
the title of thes city beautiful.
' Your sincerely . :
Arthur L. Peck.
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"Well Irrigation for Small Farms"
is a publication just issued by the Gen
eral Passenger Department of the Ore
gon Railway and Navigation Co., and
Southern Pacific lines in Oregon. ' '
y The booklet sets forth in a practical
concise way the. possibilities for profit
of inexpensive irrigation,, and should
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exhibition at lhe Portland
be in the hands of every farmer in
Copies may be obtained free on appli
cation to Wm. McMurray, General
Passenger Agent, O. R. & N. and S
P. Lines in Oregon, Portland, Ore.
I. L. Row e, of Cottage Grove,
formerly of Corvallis, is in the city on a
visit to old friends and relatives. It
is his first visit since a year ago. lie
was greatly surprised ' at the ' changes
in Corvallis, and also those in progess-
at O. A. C. :
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