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CHAS. L. SPRINGER,
. . . Editor
HARRIMAN AND HIS WILL.
E. H. Harriman willed all his
property to his wife. Doubtless
Mrs. Harriman is an estimable
and worthy lady, but in willing
to her the $200,000,000 of
property he is said to have pos
sessed, the railroad wizard gives
the world its clearest insight into
his character. And that insight
does not lay bare a soul that is
lovable or a character that is to
be imitated. Instead, it reveals
a nature wholly selfish, a nature
absorbed in itself, a character
not well rounded.
This is not an unfair deduction
from the text of his will. In be
queathing all to his wife, Mr.
Harriman gives ample evidence
that in his sixty years of life his
thought had not ' strayed from
himself and his work long enough
for him to become interested in
anything extraneous to his de
sire to acquire and manipulate
railroads. His eye saw none of
the needs of the great world
about him, and his will indicates.
, that he even failed to find a single
case wherein he was sufficiently
interested to give aid financially.
He recognized no ' friendship or
relationship worthy of a single
dollar. Mr. Harriman. failed to
.offer a cent to charity, -though
there are thousands of organiza
tions engaged in up-lif t, hospital
or relief work, well worthy of all
; the Harriman millions. He did
not give any city a park, nor set
aside a sum to assist deserving
; boys and girls, or to alleviate the
pain and ' discomfort of aged or
helpless people. The condition
of widows and orphans of men
; killed in service on his railroads
failed to appeal to Mr. Harriman;
J nor did he find any great public
work worthy of his assistance.
Neither did he give his mind or
money toward the establishment
of any great work not yet under-
taken. From his will, we must
iinder.stand that Mr. Harriman
was interested only in getting
. from life rather than giving to
life. His was the selfish joy ot
acquisition and not the divine joy
of distribution. And he died as
he lived, with no thought beyond
himself or his-wife.
The only possibility that could
make this estimate inopportune
i , , tt
is tutu, mr. narrirnaii may
have had an understanding with
Mrs. Harriman as to the hand-
uuk ur uisiriuuuun .01 at least a
Zt v i j
portion of his tremendous wealth,
rbutthe will gives no evidence of
this. However much we may
i admire, the mental strength, in
J dominitable will and remarkable
energy that enabled Mr. Harri-
man to accomplish the wonders
he performed, it can not but be
y admitted that a life and death soj
v utterly devoid of all thought : Of j
the world about him is necessari-
ly.more or less of a failure. .Any
life so ordered is less than it
1 should be and less than it might
I be, for it is but half a life. He
who lives only to get, cheats him
self, for he fails to accumulate
the riches that come with giving.
It is well to cultivate the habit
of giving, for the man who lives
only to accumulate is not likely
to distribute in death; he may,
but the chances are that he will
die regretting that he can not
take his holdings with him. The
man who doesn't give . in life
does not know how to give in
death and he could not if he
would, at least not very intelli
gently. There are men in every
community who have more than
they need, more than theirf amilies
need, but they are still getting,
and giving little or nothing to the
life about them. They deny their
society to their boys and girls
and their friends, they deny
themselves the recreation they
need, they deny the public the
advantage of their presence and
advice in public affairs and they
deny themselves all the pleasant
good will that would come if they
were but freer with their society
and the money they so little need.
Selfishness never yet brought
any man genuine happiness and
it never left a memory that was
WISE AND OTHERWISE.
Edited With a Meat-az.
Easy money is the
keep. . ..
It is all right to
with your troubles.
The family tree sometimes
bears pretty poor fruit. -
Tne man wno ' iaiis never
claims to be a self-made man,
There are a lot of
hunting trouble out of
Budding genius is S seldom
found behind a blossoming nose,
The only chronic kicker
accomplishes anything is
The man with a cheerful dis
position and a sunny face is
Don't carry your "Christian
science so tar tnat you imagine
There are many different
terms for " chauffeur. Some J of
them will readily come to mind
about the time you get bumped
by a machine.
The wasp waist is the latest in
feminine wearing apparel and
the boy3 will have to be careful
where they put their arms after
.JNext tall Mars will come
Within 251,000,000- miles of the
earth; Prepare to gossip over
the back f ence with vour neiSh"
bors in that planet.
The former prime minister of
Jhina has been sent the yellow
cord which is a polite way the
Chinese have of telling him
go off and Oslerize himself.
Why is it that ninety-nine
Liiiica uui ui a . iiuuuicu lug
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are fellows you couldn't get a
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1 borrow yourself ?
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A man who slips on a banana
- 'peehng, then arises and without
waste of words or rxiffled temper,
removes the peeling so that
others may not slip on it, is a
Christian. . - -
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;v , For Sale
Fine residence property in center
city, -inquire 112 N-8tb-st.
CORVALLIS OPERA HOUSE
ONE NIGHT V
THURSDAY; SEPT. 23rd
An Everlasting Success
H. H. Frazee Presents the Big Fun Show
The Great New York
Presented by a Company of Singers, Dancers and Comedians
Positively the Largest and Best Production Ever
Given This Famous Play
Watch For the Big Parade of the
Hayseed Band at 4 P. M.
Reserved Seats, Graham & Wortham's
(Continued; fronu page. one )
Chuck" Taylor will also return. ;
He was at Cornell last year, but
broke his collar bone in practice
early in the season and v conse
quently did not get' into any of
the games. Under the' North
west conference rules, he is elig
ible to play on the Oregon team
this year. Taylor was the best
freshman half back that the
Northwest has seen.
Football practice will begin at
O." A. C. next Tuesday. Di
rector Angell wrote all the pros
pective football men some time
ago and expects" a sufficient
number here - next week to be
gin yprelimenary practice. A
special feature this year will be
the development of a Freshman
team. A game for the freshies
has already been arranged, the
Lincoln High School, of Port
land, having agreed to play here
October 30th. The' prospect for
an enthusiastic football season is
all that could be desired. c
The annual squabble between
O. A. C. and U. of O. as to
where the big game shall be
played might be settled by the
adoption of a plan that will be
tried in Utah this year. U.: A.
C. and U. of U. have decided to
play two games, the first early
in the season and the second at
the close of the season, one game
being played at Logan, the
other at Salt Lake City. A
game at Corvallis and another
at Eugene would not ' be too
much and the two games would
be worth a dozen with other.
The Auburn, California, County
High School applied to O. A. C.
for a football .- coach. Director
Angell wrote Jamison at Lewis-
We offer you
ALFRED BENJAMIN & C0. S
Clothes. For all wool quality, for
style, for excellence of tailoring
and correctness of fit, there's .
nothing to match them.
See Uncle Josh at the
'T County Fair
ton, Utah, and then wired
asking him if he desired to coach
a high school team, naming the
salary. Jamie, who is a thrifty
Scotchman, wired1 back immedi-
atly: Yes, send return trip
ticket and salary at once,
Unfortunately, the Auburn
people were in a hurry and
landed a coach before Jamison
could be heard from. The
Logan paper that had the Lewis
tori phenom scheduled for O. A.
C's coaching staff got its dates
mixed a little. The Utah man
has a great reputation in the
northwest, and we would like to
have him here,, but no offer 6:
any sort has been made him by
O. A. C.
(Continued from page one )
gomery and wife live at the cor
ner of Jackson and Eleventh
streets, and while the residence
is not as fancy as some of the
other - homes ot the city, one m
passing the place cannot but be
impressed with the idea that
"home people" live there. A
summer the yard has been
bower of roses and other flowers,
and the yard has been well kept.
Late in the summer Mr. Mont
gomery and his good wife uti
ized the parking space along the
front of their property and
planted asters which are now in
full bloom, and it is a real pleas
ure to come upon these beautif u
flowers as one walks along tha
street. He has only about thre
feet wide along the front of his
house, but that space is "a mass
of beautiful blossoms, while over
the fence the front yard is
abloom with geraniums, late
roses and other flowers.
Mr. Montgomery says he got
the idea of asters from seeing
the Horning property last year
.and thought he would try it
himself this year. Next year he
expects to plant out to the full I
width of his parking space, and
with a mass of vari-colored blos
soms three or four feet wider
than this year, this place will
indeed be a beautiful one. Mr.
Montgomery says .that aside
from the work of preparing the
ground for the flowers neither
he nor his wife has spent more
than an hour a day on the
flowers, but both are well re
paid for x the trouble they have
had, in the beautiful appearance
of their home.
(Continued from .page one )
erage system, and now construct
ing paved streets and cement
walks. It is an ideal, educa
tional community and its citizens
are enthusiastic supporters of in
dustrial educatioa. Corvallis is
place in which your son or
daughter may find a pleasant,
wholesome home with refining,
uplifting moral influences.
The college is a high grade in
dustrial institution with several
courses of study, leading to de
grees, for both boys and girls.
Several short courses are offered
during the winter season for
those persons who can not leave
home for more than a week or
two, at most' a few months.
Such courses are strictly prac
tical and no educational require
ment is made of those attending.
Expenses are merely nominal.
You ought to make an early ap
plication for board and room if
you contemplate attending this
ine attendance is approxi
mately 1500 and constantly and
rapidly increasing. The new
drill hall, now under construe
tion, is the largest college build
ing of this character in the
country. The new agricultural
nan, now Duuaing, . is to oe . a
substantial structure four floors
high and having a floor space of
two acres. These two buildings
together with twenty-one others!
variously grouped about the cam
pus house gives an equipment
that is second to none in the
Pacific Northwest, and the effi
ciency of which is attested by
the very large and enthusiastic
Won at Salem
(Continued! from, page one )
hundreds of specimens of grains,
grasses, fruits. vegetables,
canned goods and remarkable
productions of the greater ag
ricultural county in the Willam
ette valley. Mrs. Wolff has a
genius for such work," and de
monstrates what determination,
backing intelligence, can accom
plish. The state fair, so far as
the pavilion, would have been
a failure but for Mrs. Wolff and
her ten wagon loads of choice
products, all brought from the
remote foothills where the fruit
grows high-colored, grains are
golden, the clovers tall and sweet,
the pumpkin double size.
the thousand-legged kale turns
into cream as fast as the cows
Multnomah won second place.
Benton county did not compete
this year, being satisfied with
wining two years irrsuccession.
v Heavy Loser
(Continued! from page one )
riously inconvenience him for
some time. The loss of the hay
worth from $10 to $12 per -ton
is extremely inconvenient Mr.
and Mrs.' King are hard work -
. UNITED EVANGELICAL
Evangelical Church, corner of Ninth?
and Harrison streets. Subject next "
Sunday at 11 a. m., "Why Children are
Disloyal to the Church;" at .7:30 p. m.,.
'Christ: Whose Son is He?" Sunday
School at 10 a. m.; K. L. C. E. at 6:30
p. m. ; Bible study and prayer meeting
Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
Rev. J. H. Everett will preach at 11
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday School at
10 a. m.; Young People's meeting at'
6:30 p. m. All members are requested
to be present as there will be a busi
ness meeting after the morning service.
Preaching at the Presbyterian church
tomorrow morning and evening by the
pastor, J. R. N. .Bell. Morning topic
"Dr. Goodspeed's late sermon at Oak
land, Calif., will be given in part by the
pastor." This discourse has aroused
the people in some quarters consider
ably. The evening topic will be "Equi
librium, or the Balancing of Forces.'
Sunday School at 10 a. m.; Christian
Endeavor at 6:30 p. m. All made wel
come. M. E. CHURCH SOUTH
With tomorrow, September 19th, the
conference year for the M. E. Church.
South closes. The pastor preaches both-,
morning and evening. We earnestly
request the presence of all members
and friends of the church at both ser
vices. A cordial welcome awaits all-
who may attend.
"The Plan of the Campaign: One Plus
One" will be the theme of Evan P..
Hughes, at the First Congregational
Church,, tomorrow, 11 a. m., September
19, 1909. School for Bible study con
venes at 10 a. m. sharp, and the De
votional Hour of the C. E. is held at
7:00 p. m. No evening worship will be
held. This church most cordially wel
comes to its services every man, woman '
and child who wishes to come.
Regular services in the basement of"
the Christian church. Bible School afc
10 a. m. ; preaching and communion 11
a. m. Subject, "The Discipline of
the Church." 6:30 p. m., C. E. meet
ing; 7:30 p. m., preaching. Subject.
"The Mystery of the Ages." H. H
HubbelL pastor." ,.: ;
ing people and have a very large
The origin of the fire is not
known. No one had been about
the barn with fire or matches
and no smoking had been done
there. The only theory is that
the hay over-heated, resulting in
spontaneous combustion. If this
latter theory is correct, the
Kings cannot understand why
the fire did not occur sooner, as
the hay had been in the barn
some time, and much warmer
weather has prevailed.
Sees Big Things
(Continued! from page one )
than nrobable that the instru
ment recently filed for record in
the various counties simply rep-
among the Eastern powers that
be, and that the transaction,
affects the status of the various
electric plants not at all.
"The Observer has believed!
that if all the electric compan-
! ies operating in Western Oregon
are not already one, they will
eventually be made one, and
that the Willamette Valley will
; yet see the greatest activity iit
suburban' railway constructioni
I that has ever been witnessed in
any community in the United:
States. And' it further be
lieves that Uncle Jim Hill is back
of the whole scheme of develop
ment Time will prove whether
we are' right"
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It's because they never fail to cure Sour
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