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THE DAILY GAZETTE- TIMES
Published every evening except
day. Office: 232 Second street,
' PHONE, 4184
Entered as second-class matter July 2, 190 at
the peetoffice at Corvallis, Oregon, under act of
Much S, 1879.
Delivered by carrier, per week $ .15
Delivered by carrier, per month .50
By mail, one year, in advance....... 5.00
By mail, six months, in advance.... 2.50
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N. R. MOORE . .
CHAS. L SPRINGER.
. . . Editor
NATURE AND SCIENCE
This craze for monkeying with
nature and teaching her new
tricks as the circus man educates
the red eyed terrier seems to be
growing right along says an ex
change; ; ii) ,.') ;;;T'
A sciencist man has succeeded
in producing a potato vine with
flypaper leaves. ; The potato bug
Bticks fast at the first step and
after he has eaten a hole around
. himself he falls through it and
starves to death.
Another man has grafted a
plate glass window and a melon
vine in such a manner as to pro
duce a watermelon with trans
parent sides. No more plugging
or ; thumping. You can tell
whether it is ripe a block away.
An Iowa man grows peas with
a time fuse. When the pea pods
are full the shells explode and
throw the peas into the air. He
timed his to ripen on the fourth
of July and had a twenty-four-hour
celebration without a cent
A Kansas man has produced
an earless corn, but it will never
be grown. A committee from
the health-food factories has
him cornered in Arizona and one
Of these days he is going to acci
dentally step off into a canyon
: pices of his friends. ?
nn v. a. Kj. i: man is ixyiug to
' graft the thorn of the rosebush
Upon a dandelion stem. . This
Will pqiiqa Vex iVIonf- rt ho.inma
entangled in the sod and as it
grows it will .gradually pull it
self out by the roots.
A man at the Amity Con
densed Milk factory conceived
the idea of raising eastern milk
weed in a mulch of tin plate and
Drinter s ink. This nroved a
little expensive but the manage
ment has nothing to do but to
gather the cans ' of condensed
toilk each morning. By throw
ing a handfull of type at the
roots of each milk weed it has
been found that the cans make
their appearance with labels
A Blodgett scientist of Ger
man extraction discovered
Wonderful thing accidently. He
happened to plant a hop vine
over the grave of a dog he had
buried. The vine produced
wemerwursts and beer, and ; he
men sprmKiea asaioetiaa in a
bucket of milk and poured it
about the roots. He now has
an excellent . substitute for lim
burger and picks Dutch lunches
from the; vines at his leisure.'
None of these equals a local
man'snew f angled pie plant. He'
grafted peach and cherry branch
es to an apple tree, then bored
a Jiole in the tree trunk and
poured . into it a sack of floor.
Early this spring he picked
cherry pie at his leisure, is fol
lowing that up now with peach
and green apple, and in a short
time will help himself to dried
apple pie, all from the same tree,
Nature assisted by man, is do
ing some marvelous things now
adays. Watch her.closely.
An exchange observes that
primarily, all wild game in the
country belongs to the. state;
but that does not give the hunt'
ers the right to assume - .that
they may follow it all over a
man's farm if that man objects.
The pride of the hunter need not
suffer in the least by his asking
permission of the farmer who
has his own interests to protect
during the open season, or, for
that matter, any part of the
year, especially when so many
young boys are permitted, to
discharge small rifles along the
country highways, sending the
leaden balls into field and wood
lot where the livestock are roam
ing about and may become tar
gets. Farmers are not selfish
creatures, and as a general thing
they are willing to share the
good things of their lives. Any
person desiring to hunt" can al
ways gain permission of the
average farmer to go upon his
land, if the farmer is approached
in a kindly manner and insured
that care will be used in the
discharge of the gun, so that its
leaden missive will not be the
means of causing the ' death : of
some choice poultry or cattle in
stead of the coveted pheasant or
grouse or rabbit , ,
Evangelical Church, corner of Ninth
and Harrison streets. The subject for.
next Sunday at 11 a. m. is: "The Dis
advantage of No Membership; or In a
Large Church." At 7:30 p. m. the
third sermon on "The Creation of the
World." " Sunday School at 10 a.m.,
K. L. C. E. - at 6:30 p. m. Bible
study and prayer service at 7:30 p. m.
M. E. CHURCH SOUTH
Subject at 11 a. m. "A Rare View of
the True Church." Subject for even
ing at 7:30, "The Church as Compared
With Some Earthly Institutions." Ep
worth League at 6:30 p.' m. Sunday
school at 10 a.; m. You are cordially
invited to all these services. W. A.
Orr, P. C.
' f CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. '
Services Sunday 11:15 a. m., room 11,
First National Bank Building. All
Scientists and friends are cordially in
vited to attend the servicer :' V
Rally Day Sunday at the Presbyter
ian church. The pastor, J. R. N. Bell,
will speak on "Organization; How Did
the Bible Get Here; A Few Words to
Skeptics." In the evening he will
speak on "Standing Alone." A rally
at the Sunday school at 10 a. m. Every
member of the church and all friends
of the church are earnestly requested
be present at the morning and even
ing services. The subject of the En
deavor at 6:30 p. m. is the "Doubting
Castle' from Bunyan's great Allegory,
led by the pastor. The new song books
will be used in the evening and the
music will be accompanied by a, fine or-
cnesira. arrangers invited and every
The themes on which Evan P.
Hughes, the minister, will speak in the
First Congregational church tomorrow,
October 17th, are as follows: 11 a. jn.,
"A Word About Business;" 7,30 p. m.,
Does Christianity, As Is Sometimes
Asserted, Tend to Narrow Men Intel
lectually?" School for Bible study
convenes at 10 &. m. and the devotion
al hour of the Christian Endeavor 6:30
p. m. Ever a cordial welcome awaits
everyone to the services of this church.
Y. M. C, A. SHEPARD HALL.
There will be a joint missionary meet
ing of the Y. W: and Y. M. C. A. at
Shepard Hall, 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
All are cordially invited. .-
Notice is hereby given that no
trespassing, either for hunting
or otherwise, will be - permitted
upon our premises All parties
violating this notice will be pro
secuted according to law. r
Signed Rowland Bros.
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EXCURSION TO ALBERTA
NoTlCE-rThe Ide-McCarthy Land Co,
of Portland will run an excursion to
Alberta, Canada, Oct 23. For particu
lars and rates inquire of J. Jackson, 317
Second St., Corvallis, Ore. Phone 3173
Ind. - - 10-ll-10t
FOR SALE-Cabbage, ... 1 1-2 cents
per pound, and corn $1.00 per bushel in
field, by A. R. Norwood, near Bruce.
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SHE WOULD NOT
Victor P. Moses : ' -
She did not want to marry me.
so I decided to go home.
This is the sad ending of the
little story the Gazette-Times
published several days ago. Mr.
Hays is a Calif ornian who came
to Corvallis last week to meet
the lady of his choice. Whether
or not he had a clear under
standing with the object of his
affections, he went to th court
house after a marriage license,
and. was able to secure it only
after considerable trouble. He
was not known to anyone and he
did not know where his bride-to-be
was located. By an accident
he and Deputy Clerk Bob John
son ran into Capt G. A. Robin
son, who knew . Hays, and thus
he got his license and found the
family with which his "best
girl" was staying. . ,;
What happened when Hays
met the lady of his choice is not
known, but it became ' evident
that he was not her choice, for
yesterday the license was re
turned to Clerk Moses with the
above note attached.
ine t-ierk can not return.' any
fee, so the license, is still paid
for and is now offered at a mark
ed reduction. Any of the old
bachelors in the city can get a
genuine bargain at this time.
"THE IN FROM
On Monday night, October .18,
Lee Willard and , Company 'will
present at the opera house, Lthe
latest comedy success, "The
Man - - from Missouri."- Mr.
Willard has appeared in Corval
lis several times, and when last
seen here he played Sol, Smith
Russell's famous drama "A Poor
Relation." He is a young actor
of sterling quality, and has the
happy faculty of presenting both
the serious and ludicrous sides
of life to his auditors in a very
satisfactory manner. "The Man
from Missouri" is ' clean, moral,
full of heart interest, thrilling
scenes and joyous humor, t :
; As two of my registered sheep were
shot and killed by hunters last year, and
recently two of my best ewes were torn
up by hunting dogs, I have therefore
given strict orders to my men employed
to gather evidence' to prosecute all tres
passers with' gun or dog found on my
premises,' and particularly to shoot and
kill all dogs found on the farms. So
that no one may be taken by surprise,
I publish this notice. ; v! "ckS ";
Fifty dollars reward, is hereby qfc
fered for the arrest and conviction un
der section 36 on page 419 of the ses
sion laws of 1909,' of any person found
trespassing by hunting with gun i or
dogs on my farms. . . '
Twenty dollars reward is also of
fered for the arrest and conviction of
any person for" tearing down, cutting,
destroying or defacing this notice, post
ed on my farms Sept. 30, 1909. -.
9-30-D&W-tf M. S. Woodcock.
For Sale An Oliver typewriter.
Newy used less than two months.
Perfect condition. Cheap for cash.
,. FOR RENT-Corner Third and Jeffer
son Sts, suite of rooms, convenient to
buiness section.... . - I0-5-tf
FOR5ALE Six Jersey heifers from
one to two years . old; almost subject
to register. Call on or address E. A.
Carter, Welte Or. ; . ' .- 15w-4t
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TAKING OF THE
Two and a Quarter Billion Ques
tionsto Be Asked.
EXPERTS WILL FRAME THEM.
Each Query Costs Tens of Thousands
of Dollars Answer! to Be Compiled
by Electricity at the Rate of 3,500 or
4,000 an Hour.
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The national census of the United
States partakes of the nature of both
an Inventory of material possessions
and a social. Industrial, educational
and moral stock taking. The consti
tution requires a census every fen
years as the basis for the reapportion
ment of representatives in congress.
Fewer even. than six questions, the
number asked in" the first census f
1790, would now meet the basic need
from which the census sprang. But
progress in general and national ex
pansion in particular have deitnded
more Information. - .
It may be asked. "What questions
shall be included in the schedules of
the, census bureau where each costs
tens of thousands of dollars?" Upon
this point there. Is a difference of opin
ion, and since bureaus, like individ
uals, are - fallible the . census reports.
X. DANA DDBAKD.
have been criticised, often severely,
by men well qualified to judge. Profit
ing by the past, the officials of the
thirteenth decennial census have said
to a body of experts, "Put your heads
together and help us to compose sched
ules covering population, agriculture,
manufactures and mines and - mining
which shall best fill ths demands of
business, science, progress and human
welfare." ! -
So the classes of men which have
supplied competent critics in the past
have now furnished builders who are
about ' to complete their labors in
Washington. They came as salaried,
expert special agents to give the coun
try the benefit of study and experi
ence to make the census of 1910, it is
hoped, the most valuable ever taken
anywhere in the world. There are
among these men professors, occupy
ing many different chairs, and indus
trial, farm, stock,' mining and other
experts. The schedule of manufac
tures has been presented for criticism
to commercial bodies, and the tenta
tive agricultural schedule has been ex
amined by experts of the department
of agriculture, by state commissioners
of agriculture and others.
Many Enumerators to Be Employed.
Census Director E. Dana Durand is.
the administrative head of the bureau,
which ,'is under . the jurisdiction of
Charles Nagel, secretary of the depart
ment of commerce and labor. As
sistant Director W. - F. Willoughby,
with Dr. J. A. Hill, -will have immedi
ate charge of the technical work of
the bureau. . The: population returns
as Of the date April 15. 1910. will be
obtained by 65,000 enumerators under
the oversight of 330 supervisors. The
agricultural schedule also will -be car
ried by 45,000 of the enumerators and
will cover the farm operations of 1909
and the farm equipment on April 15,
1910. " . : . '' ; .
The great Importance of his sched
ule will be realized from the fact that
about three .times as - much capital . Is
invested in agriculture as in manufac
tures. Six million farms will be visit
ed, and 'it is expected that it will de
velop that fully "15,000,000 "people are
engaged in ' agricultural . pursuits.
About 2.000 special agents will begin
the collection of statistics of manufac
tures for - the year 1909 on Jan. 1.
Three hundred of $he regular enumer
ators will carry' schedules of manu
factures in certain districts. ..
New Compiling Device."
About 3,000 clerks in addition to the
permanent force of the census .bureau
will be employed ; in Washington' to
compile the statistics from the sched
ules. Uncle Sam's up to dateness in a
mechanical way in the present case is
attested by the new equipment which
is to be installed to facilitate the labor
of compilation. Tl:e use of machinery
has made it possible to enlarge the
scope of investigation included in the
schedule, because it is now possible to
deal with a mass of data which could
not-, have been handled . by the old
method of making tallies. In 1900 the
arheduletof population alone contained
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twenty-five questions. Take the popu
lation of 1910 at 90.000.000, with the
same, number of questions, and this
will mean no less than 2,250.000.000 of
items t be counted, to say nothing of
.The present system of tabulating re
turns was first used in the census of
1890.. The vital factor is a simple
thing, a card1' about 3 by 6 inches,
fr-ith holes punched in It. A position or
combination of positions is assigned to
"white," "colored," etc., so that every
possible answer is provided for.
The' schedules are all transferred to
cards with the help of a .punching 'ma
chine. This has a keyboard much like
a typewriter. The cards are fed under
the punches from a pack and ejected
automatically. These machines, of
which 300 have been ordered, can be
operated at the rate of from 400 to 500
cards an hour with an average of thir,
teen or fourteen strokes, to the card.
How Tabulating Machines Work. ,
There will be a hundred tabulating
machines. They . somewhat resemble
an upright piano in appearance. In
place of the keyboard there is a feed
plate and an arm carrying a pin box
near one end.- As a card may have b
tween 200 and 300 positions and as
tabulating machine . has only sixty
counters, it is necessary to run a ard
through several times In ordejf to get
all the information. . s . .
After deciding what data are wanted
the little cups in the feed plate affect-,
ed are filled with Aercury. and elec
tric connections are made with the
counters. Then . when -card is fed
the pin box, descends and wherever
holes have been punched for the an
swers required the pins dip into the
mercury ": and an electric ; current
causes the counters to register. The
card, itself is sufficiently rigid to pre
vent all the otherpins from dipping
into the mercury. It will be seen,
then, that the principle governing the
operation of the tabulating machine Is
simple. This mechanism can 'be fed
by hand at the rate of 3,500 or 4,000
In tabulating the population sched
ule alone 90,000,000 cards will be pass
ed six times through the machines.
When an enumeration district Is com
pleted . or when desired the totals
shown by all the counters are printed
on paper tapes at a single operation,
and these are drawn out and the num
bers transcribed. The agricultural
schedule will have a machine adapted
to its special needs, which will regis
ter and add the value of farms, stock,
Many typewriters, adding machines,
combined writers and adders and ma
chines for computing percentages and
performing other, arithmetical opera
tions will be used. Heretofore much
leased tabulating machinery has been
used at large expense. For this cen
sus very little will be required, and it
Is estimated that this change of policy
will save many hundreds of thousands
of dollars. . ...
ST., LOUIS CENTENNIAL
Features of Mound City's Municipal
Incorporation Celebration. ;
With the concerted ringing of the
bells of 444 churches at sunrise St
Louis recently began the celebration
of the hundredth anniversary of the
granting of its charter as a village.
The little town of 1,200 people in 1809
has grown into the fourth city of the
country, with a population of 750,000.
in the aggregate value of its manu
factures it is the fifth city. As the
largest town west of the Mississippi.
In a region which has more than half
of the country's territory, which is the
center of the country's food production
and which furnishes 60 per cent of the
country's exports, St. Louis counts
confidently on an advance which will
bring it higher than the fourth place
on the roll of the cities. .
The events of the celebration include
a lecture on the north pole by. Dr.
Frederick A. Cook, the flying of Glenn
H. Curtiss, the aviator; the exhibition
of the Henry Farman aeroplane and
the M. A. Anthony wireless dirigible
balloon, distance races for spherical
balloons, a reception to mayors of 1.000
cities, a water pageant commemorat
ing the founding of St. Louis, with
four United States war vessels par
ticipating; a race for dirigible balloons
and aeroplane exhibition . flights.
One of thattractive features of the
educational, historical and military pa
rade will be a brigade of more than a
hundred horsemen from the national
stockyards, East St Louis, under the
command of Captain James H. Camp
The troop will be mounted on alter
nate black and white horses in col
umns of eight foiuv white and four
black horses in each column. ; J
New Tribe of Eskimos. ''"
: Although W. . Bower; who recently
returned to San' Francisco from a two
years' trip to the frozen north in the
whaler Jeannette, lays no claim to the
.discovery of the north pole, be does
claim to have discovered a new tribe
ofEskimos on a point at Prince Albert
Land where, he says, no white man
had ever before reached. These Es
kimos, who call themselves Nunacotlcs,
'said they had never before seen a
white man. ... Bower says they were
very tall and looked much like the
North" American Indian. They all
wore rich furs. -. They had never seen
a gun. and were startled when one was
fired' off for' their edification. Men
and women of the tribe carried bows
and arrows and peculiar knives of
their own manufacture. The women
were all heavily tattooed.
Big Pearl From an Oyster.
Henry Van Name, an oyster dealer
In Plainfield, N. J, while opening oys
ters the other afternoon found a pearl
worth between $400 and $500. It Is
as large as a hazelnut,
BANNARD'S POOR START.
Republican Candidate For Mayor of"
New Yerk Now a Wealthy Banker.
In their campaign against Otto T.
Bannard, Republican candidate for
mayor of New York, the Democrats
are laying stress upon his connection
with wealthy corporations. Mr. Ban
nard is the head of a big trust com
pany and has money enough to retire
and live like a prince during the "re
mainder of his life if he were inclined
to do so. . .
Whatever he has accumulated in the
way of wealth or achieved In the way
of reputation has come purely fron
his own efforts No- one ever sgav
him a start or helpedhlm' .along after
he started himself. -
He was born in Brooklyn m 1855, but
was taken as a child of three to. Quin
cy, III., where .his father had purchased
a small flour mill. Ten years later
the . mill burned an his father wass
OTTO T, BANSABD, t
left practically penniless. The family
with difficulty managed to get to Mc
Gregor, la., where young Bannard.
then thirteen years old, hired- out as a
delivery boy for a country grocer. By
doing odd jobs after hours and saving
his pennies he got together enough,
money to take him to Beloit, Wis.,,
where he entered preparatory school
He finished there, paying his owns
way, and then went to Tale, where,.
with some assistance from relatives,,
he was graduated in the class of 1876
He knew William H. Taft well while
in college, and the two men have since
been Intimate friends. After leaving
college Mr. Bannard studied law.
Several of Mr. Bannard's associates
In business are Standard Oil men.
Two of the trustees of his trust com
pany are Standard Oil directors-
Currck W Tor1Hna nf Inanrnnno fflfno-
is another trustee of this company, a,
is Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the
executive committee of the great steel
trust. Mr. Bannard has also been as-
socuueu wuu .mines duiiuiou, uitr
Standard Oil banker, In several ven-
TWENTY-ONE GUNS FOR BABY"
International Fleet In Hudson Joins Inn
Saluting New German Prince.
The boom of guns from the great
international fleet lying in the Hudson
awoke New York a few days ago to
full realization of the fact that another-
son .had been born to the tierman
V ' 1 : fTt.n t.nt.-n-
is the third son of the couple.
The news of the baby's birth was
communicated officially to the German
vessels five days after his advent. Im
mediately the happy event was told to
the American. British, French, Italians
and Dutch vessels, and from each onfr
a salute of at least twenty-one gun
was fired in honor of the prince. Some
of them fired a greater number or
shots. All in all 399 guns were fired.
Big Cotton Mill.
There is a cotton mill in New Eng
land which will soon have a yarn ca
pacity of 800.000 pounds per week, or
40.ouo.uoo pounds per year, ror wnica
120,000 bales of cotton will be required.
- Tha Pola Evil.
Note by the Author. For the benefit or
newspaper and other humorists and vaude
ville artists who are trying to disinfect
the prevailing discussion by punishing It
the following is submitted.!
. Where is that north pole cat?
It cuts no ice with Peary.
It cuts no ice with Cook.
They'll put their north polemics
Inside a nice bound book.
A izmo dooky wen, naraiy. .
Twill be an Eski-mo,
Chuckful of north politeness.
. As all of us must snow.
It's scold enough already,
.'," But wait until the scrap
is DOOKea. anu men we u tsunei-
. ' A genuine scold snap. " !
They talk now quite igloosely
And do not think it rude
To talk with the extremest j
. Degree or latitude, . ?
Appearyances are deceiving.
But Robert seems to show ,
A careful lead to get there
, The doctor didn't go.
" ,; ; If one is right the other
Appearyantly is wrong
t : And that one should fare bette-
Who had a cook along.
A mnpiiziTiA article
Mignt mane me oareness Di-ignt
Without too much indulgence . !
In polarizing light. '
An ice pick, not a muck rake.
Might dig the truth up. Gee,
If Peary's it, for Cook a r ,
- Nice pickle there will be!
If they must have a witness
, Or two to settle if ;
We hope no Ksklmotives
Will warp the truth a bit. '
- But Cook is back, however.
And mildly takes the hook, '
While thus far Peary only
Is getting back at Cook.
But. say, ; ..(,-,. . n i. .
On the pole see the banner
' ' That floats in the breeze
- O'er the trail of the brave
A tiH Yia land tt thA fnwwft
W. J. Lampton in New York Press-.