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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 4, 1909)
VOL. I. NO. 132
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY. OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
HUBBARD, GENIUS OF EAST AURORA, ;
TALKS TO BIG AUDIENCE AT ARMORY
SAYS MANY TRITE THINGS IN HIS LECTURE, BUT DOES NOT CREATE
ANY PROFOUND IMPRESSION.
SAYS NATIONS DECAY BECAUSE THEY QUIT WORK TO PLAY
famed Writer and Lecturer Unquestionably a Great Character, but He Did not
Add to His Fame in His Presentation of the "March of the Centuries"
Recited Interesting Historical Facts, Dropped a Few Aphor'sms,-and so
' Enjoyed Himself that He Laughed at His Own Quips. ' . -
Elbert Hubbard ' was . not a
disappointment, but it is - certain
that no admirer will appreciate
his writings more since having
seen and - heard him in, the
"March of the Centuries" at
the Armory , Saturday night.
He is a man of ordinary, appear
ance at ho times exhibited ex
traordinary brilliancy of thought
or language, and his lecture (was
scarcely more than a pleasant
recital- of racial history most
students are familiar with. Mr.'
Hubbard dropped 'an aphorism
occasionally .and . , .each . was a
scintillating gem, but these
were1 .too few. - The. man who
knows history should be - able to
. ."In 1492 Columbus, discovered
America; in J 1776 'America dis
covered herself; i and-in 1876,
America discovered -woman-discovered
that she was the
equal of man. !";" .
Get Away From Home
. "The" Irish have ; influence
every place but at ' home that's
why they get away "from home.1
"Bat the flowers are but weeds
transplanted. -And men must be
transplanted if they would grow
strong and beautiful.'
"The great good of college
Ife .comes in getting -the f boy
away f trom - home-away 'from
the petty bickerings and narrow
mmdedness ot the home. -?
Sixteen were born to one
family r in Boston.- Fifteen '.."re
mained there ' and centered on
-"deduce 'something and-point-to-fteansand culttrrerThe sixteenth
the future. If he knows history
and is: a philosapher he should
point a moral, and necessarily be
much of a, prophet. Mr. Hub
bard's -writings give , evidence
that he is not lacking the
philosophy - or the prophetic
vision, but in his "March of the
Centuries" he found , place to
say only that nations decay be
cause they stop work to play.
The first part of his lecture was
extraneous to the subject in
hand and served as a vehicle for
some little f unnyisms that were
.genuinely appreciated. - The
genius . of East Aurora has a
rather winning way with him,
and while he failed to create
any profound impression, none
failed to enjoy him and to ap
preciate the apportunity of
seeing this character. Those
who know most of him through
his Little Journeys, the Philis
tine and his score of - readable
books could only wonder whether
he . might . not .-. have shown to
better advantage in something
philosophical rather than histori
cal. ' "
What He Said r
lhe Gazette-Times' can not
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present Hubbard's history of the
-Aryan family down through the
centuries to. the present, and
attempts here to . present only
some of his trite expressions.
: "The religion of the future is
to be that of mutual service.
"Is the Christian religion a
failure? I don't know it
has never been tried.
"The north pole is not worth
having or some Scotchman
"would have captured it centuries
'Why are there no , Jews; in
Scotland? Because they can't
stand the competition.'
"Harriman is a great man.
He discovered that his wife was
went away to Philadelphia
and he is the only Franklin ever
heard of. The other fifteen
were lost, because they stayed at
PAID FINE TODAY
, - r j
i.S- S. Henkle and P. R. Mahon
killed a couple of China : pheas
ant on the Jess Foster place yes-1
terday f morning ' and, ""unfortun
ately f or them, ' Deputy" Game
Warden,. CLC, Bryant was near
He arrested them and on plead
ing guilty this morning before
Justice Lane, each was fined $25
and costs.. It is unlawful to kill
pheasants before October' 15.
Besides violating this law, these
men were" hunting without a
license. - ,' ' '
Married Sunday evening, Oct;
3, at the home of Mr. and Mrs,
W. H. McBeeithe bride's par
ents, ,4 Ralph J. . Erwin and . Miss
Maude E. McBee,"Dn J. R, N.
Bell officiating., : The floral dec
orations -were, beautiful, and in
keeping with the event A boun
tiful wedding supper was served
to the assembled guests. The
bride and groom will make their
home" in Corvallis at 634. North
12th street. v
A. 0. U. W. PAYS DEATH CLAIMS
All members of the Retail Mer
chants Association are requested
to be present at the regular
Getting a job is just as good j meeting -: tonight Business r of
as accepting a situation,
The Spare Time Tells
"A man's vocation tells less
of a man than ' his . avocation.
It's what men do at spare times
that proclaims the men.
Any man who will read good
books a half hour each day for
five years will be a cultured - and
educated man, :
"Opportunity knocks at every
door once and many times.
Many people do not hear because
they themselves are knocking.
Moral; don't knock.
"Bad boys are good boys whose
energy is misdirected. Interest
the boys and put them to work
don't nag, and scold. " .
"Alexander the Great failed
because he didn't Fletcherize his
"Law isn't the law. Law is
- Says There Is No Law
the Judge's opinion of the Jaw.
"Law is crystallized public
sentiment' but sentiment - never J
crystallizes, for we : are ever
moving forward. Hence I. we
have judges to "contrue',' the"
law. He interprets public opinion
and renders his decision acord
ing to law? There is no law,
and two many law books.
'Great thoughts : and. great
deeds are products of married
minds. ; ;
"Thoreau said you can find
God in everything - but a "school
'"When churches get-too," fine
God always leaves. : ' ;
Vemce is a wonderful city
supported by the sale of souvenir
, East An Accident
"Had the Pilgrim fathers
landed on the Pacific coast in-
stead of at Plymouth Rock, New
England would be naught- but a
goat pasture! '
importance will be up for con
sideration. A. K. Russ, Pres. .
pers had' been sent in. , ; This
speaks well for the attention of
the local lodge officials and is a
splendid, testimonial as to the
condition "of the A. 0. U. W.'s
The local lodge numbers 67
members and picks up an addi
tional . member vs: occasionally.
Originally this society had a step-
i l ' - . rate plan of insurance, but has
'now adopted a level-rate plan,
56000 PAID IN ONE MONTH eavfej!hen young Tf Ie!n-
T mg at fifty years. It also 1 pro-
" I vides for. a . reserve- fund, this
rnrvn;. w-lrm- p.- tu. d i- ' 7 f und being sufficient to carry the
CorvaDi, Workmen Pay Three Police.. insured for some timei after he
-Within Thirty Days of the Death of has held a policy three years.
:Memhers"'-Rather Excellent Show- The ,tocal ' 'people'. feel that .'they
( . j - have met' with splendid success
mf tor Lodge. all down the line; and point with
; f pride to the prompt payment of
wu a a tt' m . " all death. claims. .!
The A. O. U. W. , of this city . .
has been unfortunate, enough to:
lose three members recently, and
has attended to business swv
promptly that the insurance
claims of these three have been'.j M
paid within less than one month i
from' the time of death. , This ! '.'" . ' ' ' ' ' :
latter fact is a record seldom at-1 '' Three Albany men in the Alsea
tained by old line insurance com- mountains killed two does and
panies or- kindred orders,- and a fawn Iast week and Deputy
the local A. O. U. W. is justly Game- Warden Brumfield cap
proudof whatit has done in these tured thes6 viol'aters of the l&fr.
instances. cost them $75 ' each,! $225 for
LOCAL HERD OF THOROUGHBREDS
WINS AT BIG STOCK SHOW.
U . mi, i f
V TTivr.4-n a;j a. i. o i w c uuut I'xiic uixuriiiuni. is en-
KHolgate died Augu.t 8;.his med to half of this. fine,, but it
xllola w8 paiu ueiore xne i3 said there is some misunder
end of that month. . . standing. Brumfield and Con
(j. r." L. Cecil, of Eugene, died stable Hardy McCornick both
August 31: a check was delivered claim it so the story goes- :: At
mtamhpr 95 - anv Mr. Brumfield was
S. L. Kline died Sepb";6611 ;a,l''
, , . . ' came to getting the violators and institution m which he is heav-
"u "Ia -wuwix was paia oep- is entitled to credit : '
tember 25. j
flDO mqo ttt:ii j. . 1 1 . . .
i ..wv, iiw iw . w iiiaiiiette vaiiev- BirawDernps in
$2,000. It is Said that in one or the local market this morning pleased
tWO Of these instances, where husewiveS mightily. The berries
the deceased had irri ai,- ; were of fine q'wlity, and sold two boxes
Or 4- T -rrr-n
incuran fl,Q A O il VXT xul i,i year uvuiametie
., v wtf .clalII1B valley berries were to be had in Cor-
were paid even before other pa-i vaiiis up to November 10.
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CASH AND MANY CUPS
A. J. Johnson Writes From Fair City
that Willamette Valley Stock & Land
Co.'sFine Animals Win First Prill
in Stock Show at Exposition. '"
Score, another for Benton
county. ; ' Not content with tak
ing most of the prizes at the Ore
gon State Fair, and at Portland
Stock Show, the WiUamette Val.
ley Stock and Land Company sent
its herd of fine Heref ords to the
great stock show " at Seattle and
word just received says these
animals swept the field there,
A; letter from A. J. Johnson,
president of the companysayi
that besides the cups and troph
ies, $850 in special cash prizes
was won by the Benton" ' county
cattle. ; Mr.,1 Johnson ' was in Se
attle at the time the judges
rendered their decisions, and la
now at Burns, where he went to
attend a meeting of the officials
ily interested. The detail of the
Seattle winning is lacking, but
the. fact that Benton county ani
mals, in competition with those
of the entire West, won every
thing in their class, is amply
Continued on page two.
WHEN WE ADVERTISE A SPECIAL IT IS GENUINE
See Our Display of Sale Suits in Window
Continued on page two :
We carry three of the best , brands
of Men's and Young Men's Clothing
made' in the United States:
.and it is a big satisfaction to you as well
as to us to open a new season with a
clothes "display such as , ours, with the
.very best clothing made. You can rest
assured if you wear a suit bought from
us, it is the freshest, classiest and the
very v newest style shown, and where
there's not even the slightest chance of
getting' anything but the best quality.
A special feature - is our display , of suits
ad overcoats at $12.50 to .
-Strong values in higher priced
ones at $25 to
Fresh Oysters Every
-Dayin Our Pure
, - v Food Department
A Suit Sale Every
Woman Should Attend
UNPARALLELED SUIT OFFERS
Suit selling that is positively without a parallel.
Never before in the history of the; Ready-to-wear Gar
ments have such styles and well made garments been
sold at such reasonable prices. We have just received
a new . shipment by express and have placed all of
these Suits on Sale.
Tailored Suits at $20,00
v A Man-Tailored Garment in wopl serge, plain
, fabric or fancy weave. They come in blue, black and
gray mixed goods and all long coats, and the new
plaited and gored skirts. ? These suits are good values
at $25.00 and $27.50. Special price
-" ' i r I-
Other suits at Special Prices from $17.50 to,
$27.50 and better ones up to $50.00
Ladies' Heavy Cotton
Ribbed Underwear, Separ-
ate Garments, 50c each
A SAFE PLACE TO TRADE