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THE DAILY GAZETTE-TIMES
Published every evening except Sun
flay. Officer 232 Second street, Cor
Entered u second-class matter July 2, 1909, rat
the poetoffice at Corvallis, 'Oregon, under act of
torch 8, 1879.
Delivered by carrier, per week......Jt .15
Delivered by carrier, per month...- .50
By mail, one year, in advance 5.00
By mail, six months, in advance.... 2.50
By mail, one month, in advance.... .50
N. R. MOORE . .
CHAS. L SPRINGER,
. . . Editor
SENATOR BOURNE'S OPPORTUNITY
would be obtained and at the
least cost. The Senator should
be able to work out the details.
so we leave the proposition here.
FAVORS PARCELS POST
The business men and 1 mer
chants of the smaller towns are
generally credited as opposed to
the parcels post The Spokes
man-Review, of Spokane, thinks ?ny mechfnt-" , On that advan-
acting as agent for a concern 16
cated ' outside of the delivery
limits of the rural route. The
result would be to increase the
business of local merchants and
country stores by facilitating
consumption and the delivery f
goods. - It is of incalculable im
portance that these small dealera
throughout the United States
should not be driven to the
"The reasoning of the post
master general is sound. Quick
delivery is a big advantage to
According to an editorial in
the Washington (City) Times of
recent date Senator Jonathan
Bourne, of Oregon, is making
a considerable noise about the
necessity of business methods in
governmental expenditures. He
has made enough noise to attract
tiie . attention of eastern papers
and these commend him for his
attitude in the matter. Node
tail is given as to jnst what
changes Senator Bourne would
make, so there is no way to
judge of his constructive ability,
but if he is doing nothing more
than arousing others to a proper
consideration of the leaks that
come through faulty systems of
buying and careless checking he
is dbing a good work. In the
estimation of the Oregonian and
many others such work as this
will hardly answer for the lack
of oratorical or literary ability on
the part of Jonathan, but there
are those who are prone to be
lieye that there is now too much
II. i . i t j n ' -
statesmen witn new laws m
their heads, and too many that
. are little intent on seeing that
the everyday business affairs of
$e nation are conducted in sIl
"a way that the Waste each.fey is
not larger than the revenue
from additional taxes levied
every little while. If Jonathan j
will constitute himself a sort of
growling watch-dog over ex-'
penditures, and occasionly get
busy in a genuine effort to start
a few dollars out Oregon's way,
the majority of the people will
forget that he has money (one of
the really great crimes of the
age, especially . when it is inher
ited or grafted, one of which , is
inevitably true when the sum is
a large one) and concede that he
is at least as "big" as some
others with greater reputation
, for musical mouthings on the
floor of the Senatorial chamber.
But just here the G.-T. would
put Senator Bourne next . to
where it is possible to make a
saving great enough to cover the
annual deficit of the postoffice
department. Let him find , a
way of cutting off hundreds and
thousands of tons of . literature
sent from government offices to
where it is not appreciated and
not wanted. Every, postoffice in
this country handles yearly , a
large quantity of bulletins, re
ports, costly maps and much
junk of that kind sent to people
and public organizations prefer-
ring not to take it from the post-
office. It costs : hundreds of
thousands of dollars , for the
. paper on which4 ..this overflow is
printed, other thousands for. ex
tra people to handle it, arid
thousands' of dollars are7paid the
express compariies for carrying
it as mail. All of this junk
could easily be cut to one-third,
a two-third financial saving be
made and everybody as well sat
isfied. The G.-T. respectfully
suggests to Senator Bourne that
if a list of bulletins, records arid
such like were sent occasionally
to', those on the government's
" mailing list, and at least a smal
charee made for literature of
, any' sort, a far t better . service
this is the result ; of a lack of
knowledge of the facts in the
case. It takes up the case of
the Colfax, Washington, merch
ants, who went on record as
opposed to the parcels post, and
makes the following pertinent
"Inquiry made by merchants
of Colfax disclosed that $3100
was sent in a- single month by
money orders through ihe Col
fax postoffice to two mail order
houses in the east This is
naturally a matter of much con
cern to the business' men -of Col
fax and some of them, evidently
without a complete understand
ing of the plan of the postmas
ter general, seem to regard it as
a reason for opposing the pro
posed parcels post over rural de
livery routes. '
"The purpose of the parcels
post is to give country merchants
exclusive .delivery over rural
routes, and it would minimize
the very evil of which the Colfax
merchants complain. As the
proposed parcels post is not in
existence it certainly can riot
have contributed in any way to
the building up of . the business
which mail order houses now
have through the Colfax postof
fice. '" ' , ; " ' ";
"Under the parcels post, as
recommended by the . postmaster
general, a. country merchant,
for example, for 25 cents could
have delivered to ore of his
customers a package weighing
11 pounds, and mail order houses
would be excluded from this
privilege. It would cost, the
mail order house $1.32 to send 11
pounds by mail, and the package
then would not be . delivered by
rural carrier. .
'The plan is clearly set out in
the annual report of the post
master general for 1908.
"This rural : parcels express,"
says the report, "is to be con
fined entirely , to naral routes.
JNd merchant or dealer not a
bona fide resident of the town in
which the distributing postoffice
is located, or on the rural route,
would be permitted
goods delivered at' the proposed
special rate, and packages would
not be accepted from any person
tage Spokane's great, jobbing
trade has largely been built up.
The' proposed parcels ' post
would give that advantage to
country merchants. " .
(Continued from page one )
... That there is more or less of
fatality and broken bones in a
game of football can not well be
denied. That there is as much
danger as excitable persons are
trying , to make the public be
lieve may be successfully re
futed- There, is a determined
effort of anti-football people to
oust the game from school sports
and public favor generally. This
is their right and privilege, but
they should stick to facts. It is
Ind., and A. J,; Bowman, of
Grand Rapids, Mich. , are , guests
of President R. S. Kindel at the
A. N.' Haines home. They visit
ed the chapel exercises at the
College of Philomath Thursday
morning arid O. B. Bowman gave
a very ; interesting talk to the
students. Pres- Kindel told the
students that the reason for his
"happy look" and "broad smile."
was because of his guests but they
thought he looked very natural.
Miss Cathey rendered two in
Mr, Page visited last week at
the home of Mrs. Keezel. He
left Saturday for his home in
Mr. and Mrs. John Eakin ar
rived last week from Grass
Valley to visit relatives.
H IT" TT 1 TTTi lit
miss nazei winoei nas regis
tered at the College of Philomath
since Thanksgiving. . Her home
is in Harrisburg.
Prof. J. B. Horner, of O. A.
C, 'will deliver his famous lee
ture "Oregon Literature" at the
Brick College on next Friday
' . T"k f TT-
evening, rroi. . tiorner is
differs widely from the usual
comedy opera in that there is
not a line from the beginning
until the end which can be mis
construed. It is funny, but the
fun; is clean, there is not a line
at which even the most captious
could take offense. The other
reason is in the music. There
are more than twenty as charm
ing musical numbers as have
ever been given to a? work of
this kind." From the openine
chorus until the finale there is a
flow of melody that not only
pleases the ear, but is of the
quality which once heard is hot
easily forgotten. "King Dodo"
is being presented -with all the
attention to detail tnat cnarac-
terizes all of John Cort's produc
tions. The scenery, properties
and effects are all new and the
costumes are gorgeous in their
pleases his audiences with his
1 C A 1 l 1 TTT II 1
Mrs. Aiirea wooa snopped m
Corvallis. between trains on
King Dodo .
Of all the comdey opera suc-
demonstrated beyond a shadow very fine speaker 'and always
of a doubt that lists of fatalities
this year have been outrageously
padded, that public opinion
might be arrayed against . the
game. This is unfair, unjust.
That football is a good sport is
practically the universal opinion
of school men throughout the
country. These urge that the
rules be modified to make dan
ger of serious accident very inf re-r
quent, but few are willing that
the game be abolished: Cer
tainly its friends ' should never
permit it to be abolished through
misrepresentations of facts. A
list : in ; another column of this
paper shows that of 26 deaths
attributed to football this year,
at least 10 are wrongly credited.
Friends of the gams should pass j
this corrected list on to enthusi-1
asts and newspapers elsewher . '
LAFFAN THE PUBLISHER.
The real estate transfers for the
week ending November 27th, 1909;
were a follows:-
Wm P Taylor et al to C H Worth
ington 60 acres near Alsea $300.
Wm P Taylor et alio WJ and Lulu
P Vernon 20 acres near Alsea $400.
Evan McLennan to R E Heater lot 3
and north 1-2 lot 2 bl 14 Wilkin's Add
J G Norton to C A Troxel and wife
lot 5 bl 2 County Add Corvallis $10.
J E Runkle to F O Gray 46.41 acres
south of Corvallis $10.
F O Gray to J E Runkle lots 3, 4, 9,
10 bl 3 N B and P Avery 's Add Corval
' United States to Charles Reed 27.64
I acres in Kings Valley.
, P L Cate and wife to T J Pettit and
Pdtoi- TTvitt-o M 93 WilUn'd ArM Pniiral.
cesses which have been produced iig $32oo.
in recent years no work of the William Wolter to M M Long and
j l j ' .. William Kittredge land souhtwest of
B-iiiu uas Burpaoseu in popularity Corvallis $10.
that" Ot .FlXley and Luders' . A J Williams to Mary E Felger land
"Kine Dodo." which comes to near Philomath $1.
., , - . , , J Charles E Witham to Elvin Witham
tne opera nouse next Friday, ; lot 24 College Crest Add Corvallis $780
Dec. 3. The reasons for ."Kme- Cynthia E Henkle to A W Watkins
Dodo's" popularity are
explained. In the hrst place it lot 74 bl 21 Philomath $10.
pdi.li 111 lUb UO VI 0 X IlllUUlelLIl yJ.
caoiljr . MprinHn V. WofVine fr A W Watlfino
; The Eugene Morning Register
celebrates its tenth 'anniversary
by installing a fine new ; Cox
Duplex press.'" and giving - ihe ;
public an insight into the paper's
growth! The Register is a very
excellent' newspaper in th Wil
lamette's newest' and finest city.
Its growth has more than kept
pace ' with Eugene's rapid : ad
vance, arid today the Register is
ai route, . a paper that would bie a credit to
to have . . .. j ui . i:
any city coiisiueraoiy larger.
It is to be congratulated on . its '
achievements. 1 tx
JLET ALL YOUR TROUBLES
Don't worry "over what you shall give
your men friends for Christmas
THE MOST ACCEPTABLE PRESENT
IS A BOX OF FINE CIGARS OR A PIPE
I have the largest stock ever shown here in at
tractive Holiday Boxes of 12 to 100 Cigars at prices
from 50 per box up.
Pipes to Suit Every Fancy X)ME AND SEE
JAGK MILNE, Seccmd St.
Noted Art Critio and Journalist
Helped a Green Reporter.
William M. Lallan, publisher and.
principal owner of the New York Sun,
who recently died of appendicitis at
his country home In Lawrence, N. Y. .
was well known as a man of letters
and an art connoisseur of note. -
As a newspaper man Mr. Laffan's In
fluence was farreaching. ' As an art'
critic and as an aid to J. Pierpont Mor-'
gan " he did a work that placed hint
high In the ranks of the men' who have
helped in the art education of ; the-.
United States. It 'was to art that he
devoted his time when he could escape
from the exacting business of attend
ing to many details connected with the
management of his newspaper. ' : ,
Apropos of Mr. Laffan's interest irt
art a story is told of his kindness to a.
green reporter who In 1892 went to the
American Art galleries, in New York
when Sutton and Kirby were a craze
among the elite to write somethingr
about an important sale of art objects.
Pretty soon he was in a daze. He had.
served an apprenticeship at fires, mur
ders, funerals, police courts, ships- .
news, obituaries, etc., but did not know
the real meaning of jades, celadon,.
Flambe and Souffle, eggshell, lacquers,
Diamio, Netsukes, coupes. Tisha-lre.
faience, Satsuma, Cinnabar, inros, kln
kara, in-deu and a hundred and one-
things with which the catalogue wast
packed. He was In a deqse sweat of:
ignorance when a big man sat downr .
beside him and asked if he could be of
assistance. "If you understand any
thing about this sort of rubbish. yes.
I don't know what is worthless andJ
what is not"
For more than an hour after the sale."
ended this man sat there, patiently
leading the reporter up to an apprecia
tion of the fictile arts and suggesting:
a list of objects worth mentioning in
a description of the sale. The reporterr
thanked his good Samaritan without:
asking his name and hurried to his of
fice. The newspaper account of the sale
attracted more attention In the office--than
anything in that line that had oc
curred there for many years, and the-
green reporter's stock jumped away:
above par. No one of the subeditorse
dreamed that be possessed so intimate
a knowledge of ceramics as the article
indicated, while the city editor made
grumptious inquiries concerning the- :
whyness and whereforeness of thw
youth, who hitherto had scarcely been
noticed among the staff. It was for
tunate for the reporter that the sale
had ended, as that fact alone enabled!
him to rest on his laurels. But he be
came curious at last to know who had
helped him write so brilliant an article
and dropped into the art galleries to in
quire. Mr. Kirby listened to his de
scription of thejnan and guessed he?
did not know him. There was no one
connected with the association that an
! swered it. "Why, there's my man now,
over there looking at that picture,''..
said the reporter, having discovered
his friend, who, of course, had a way :
of haunting art galleries. "Oh.", said
Kirby, "that's Mr. Laffan of the Sun.
Yes, he has a way of helping people..
Finest judge of art in America." "
HAIR RAISING CONTEST"..
Corvallis Opera House, Friday, Dec.
TfltlH PflDT Presents a Mammoth New Production in His Revival of the
JUnil bUnl GREATEST OF COMEDY ; OPERA SUCCESSES
H ' Sk ' V. i VJf. ';
''Replying to Tour Favor
Of the 11th"
By PIXLEY and LUDERS
With ELEANOR KENT as Piola, WILLIAM FRIEND as King Dodo, Zoe Barnett,
William Herman West, Laura Millard, Osborn Clemson, Louise Mink, Charles J. Udell
And an Exceptionally Attractive Chorus of 50
More Real Song, Hits than Mere Ever , Written for a Comedy Opera
The Tale of a Bumble Bee," IT1 Do or Die," 'Tor Love I Ltvi Aione," "Diana," "The Eminent Dr. Fi," A Jolly Old Potentate," . "In he Garden of My Heart,'
"Two Hearts Made One," "Claim Thou Thine Own," "The LadVho Leads," "True as the Stars Above," "Gay Butterfly," "Good Night Dear." -
THE PRieES:-$1.50, $100, 75c- 50c.
SEAT SALE OPENS. Wednesday, 8 a. rxi.,
Graham & Wortham's Drug Store
No Free List
G. A. R. Members In Germantown, Pa,
Growing Whiskers For a Sword.
Barbers in Germantown. Pa., are-'
melancholy, while dealers In a hair re
storer s are jubilant over a wnisKer
growing contest which has startedi
among the members of Ellis post. No.
6, G. A. R. The veteran' having the
lotgest whiskers on Jan. X next wilt
be given a sword by N. K. Ployd.
Thirteen soldiers have entered the?
contest, and. as they have been In bat
tles which have been won by a hair's '
breadth, they are not averse to a whis
ker growing race which may not be
won by a close shave.
The contest, it appears, grew out or
remarks made at a meeting of the post-
One veteran who had hair on his heaa
and none on his face called another
who had hair on his face and none one
his head baldheaded. The veteraa
with the hair on his face contended;''
that his whiskers contained more hair
than the other veteran had on hia.
head. Then all the veterans who were
either baldheaded or "baldfaeed," as it ;
were, took sides in an argument on
whiskers. ' It was then that Comrade
Ployd, to stir the ambitions of th
beardless ones, came out with his prop
osition. . "
Melville H. Freass, who up to a
short time ago had the longest whis--kers,
is picked as the winner.
! Corridor of Nations For Big Hotel.
There shortly will be a "corridor of"
nations''' on the steam heated roof of
the Hotel Astor, in New York, leading
to the belvedere, where tropical plants
have been massed in profusion. The
corridor of nations is named; because
of the ivory tinted cabinets lining ei
ther side of it that will contain flags
of different nations." The glass door off
each is to have a small flag In view
Indicating the large flag folded within. ,
When a well known foreigner stops aft
the hotel it 'will be easy to select the-'
flag of his country and let it float from"
I the flagpole.
'."'" Total Eclipse Of the Moon,
i There will be a total eclipse of tho
mpon, visible generally throughout th
"Unlted States, on the morning of Nov.
27. The moon will enter the earth's
shadow from the southwest at 2:11
a. m., and totality will begin at 3:14.
The total eclipse will last till 4:36, withr
the middle of the eclipse at 3:55. The
mdon1 leaves the shadow at 5:38; andt
the eclipse Is over. The above times
are for localities which keep eastern!
standard time. For central time set.
back one hour from above.