The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921, December 28, 1909, Image 2

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Published every evening except Sun
day. Office: 232 Second street, Cor
Tallis, Oregon.
Phone 4184
Entered usecond-class matter July 2, 1909, Tat
the poatoffice at Corvallis, Oregon, under act of
March 8, 1879.
Delivered by carrier, per week. $ .15
Delivered by earner, 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 Editor
CHAS. L. SPRINGER, Business Mgr.
The student in Corvallis is in
deed a fortunate fellow. A spec
ial, bulletin just received from
the Iowa State Agricultural Col
lege at Ames advertises that
"board and room may be obtain
ed in the neighborhood of the
school for from $6.00 to $8.00."
And that's down in old Iowa
where everything is supposed to
be cheap. , In Corvallis the max
imum figure for room and board
is $6.00 a week, and very, very
few pay that. But at Ames the
$6.00 rate is advertised as the
minimum. It is also noted that
at a four week's summer course a
matriculation fee of $10 is charg
ed. The O. A. C. winter short
courses soon to begin charge but
$1.00 and a small laboratory fee.
A $5,000,000 loss by blizzard
and high tide is the' record in
Boston. To this must be added
the loss of twenty-seven lives at
Boston and New York. And the
Willamette never had a real bliz
zard, never had a cyclone, never
had an electrical storm,; never
experienced an earthquake. The
only thing against us is our rain
falland the yearly average of
the Willamette Valley is less than
that of New York. Corvallis,
with its never-to-zero weather,
looks mighty good as we read
the winter reports from other
MADISON, Wis., Dec 27.
(Special. ) -E. D. Angell, formerly
basketball coach at the Univer
sity of Wisconsin, now , director
rvf aViloira at trio Civacran A rrri
cultural College; is the . latest
.suggestion for the vacancy in
the directorship of ' Wisconsin
Director Hutchins resigned a
few days ago to go to the Bitter
Root irrigation project, but his
real reason was , faculty opposi
tion to intercollegiate athletics.
Angell may be opposed,' because
when he was at Wisconsin the
Badger institution was enthus
iastic over athletics and the new
readme is not friendlv to' the
men of the old order of athletics:
Director Angell has nothing to
say other than that the position
pays $3,000 a year. He was in
the athletic - department five
years, first as instructor, then
as assistant professor and acting
director. i '..
Came to my farm in Kings Valley,
one black and white spotted half breed
Jersey yearling steer. No brand or
' mark unless it be on right ear. Owner
will please call, prove property, pay
expenses and take the animal away.
Dated Nov. 25, 1909. . - ;
. ' A. C. Miller, .
U-26-5t W Kings Valley, Ore.
Lo Gallienne's Reply to British Poet's
War on Women.
William Watson's statement that his
visit to the United States is but an in
itial move in a war on the family of
Premier Asquith of England has still
further stirred the turmoil created by
the British poet's original poem.
Richard Lie Gallienne, who was the
first man in America' to answer the
"Serpent's Tongue" poem with a with
ering blast of verse, has written a
second poem, which he dedicates to
Mr. Watson. It answers the tatter's
latest statement of explanation con
cerning his visit to America. The
poem as printed in the New York
American follows:
His country! So It was to save
England he crossed the wireless wave.
Patriot, indeed, who runs away
Because he needs the sea to say
The words he feared to say on land.
Is England in so bad a plight
She needs a man like this to fight
Her battle, one who takes the hand
Of a fair hostess on a day
And prints the words of yesterday!
O altar of the sacred muse!
Shall Englishwomen thus bear shame
To give an English poet fame?
There is a man who sings the Eong
Of England in such living words
They thrill along the waiting wires
And make the world forget the birds. '
He with his iron English pen
Has written the strong code of men."
His meter Will not march with mine.
So 1 must place his mighty line
As footnote to a fleeting song.
Ah, he Is England's man today. '
He who 'Joined hands of east and west
And made the wide word understand
England is England all the way!
If English statesmen have done wrong
Hit at them in the hardest song.
And should their women not do right,
Then call their men folk out to fight.
That is the fair and ancient way.
But do not in a teacup song
Say "woman with the serpent's tongue."
"if 8ne have spoken a word, remem
ber thy lips are sealed.
And the brand of the dog is upon him by
whom is the secret revealed."
"If she have written a letter, delay not
an instant, but burn it.
Tear it in, pieces, O fool, and the wind to
her mate shall return it!
If there be trouble to herward and a lie
of the blackest can clear.
Lie while thy lips can move or a man Is
alive to hear."
"Certain Maxims of Haflx," by Eudyard
Flowers, Fountains and Trees For New
' - York's Biggest Office Building. '
New York's largest 'skyscraper wilj
cast its shadow over the Battery. Tow
ering thirty-one stories above the
ground, It will contain 11.000,000 cubic
feet with a rentable area of 550,000
square feet. In it will be ten miles of
plumbing, twenty miles of steam pipe,
sixty-five miles of conduits and wiring
and 3.000 electric fixtures.
' From curb to roof it will measure
416 feet. In building it will be used
14,000 tons of structural steel. 7,500,000
common bricks. 900,000 face bricks,
45.000; barrels of cement, 535,000
square feet of floor arches, 266.000 cu
bic feet of cinder fill. 125,000 square
feet of girder covering, 450,000 Square
feet of partition tile, 120,000 square
feet of column covering, 210.000 square
feet of wall furring. 5,500 cubic yards
of caissons, 17,000 cubic yards of earth
excavation, 2.150 cubic feet of granite,
20,000 cubic feet of Indiana limestone,
3,000 tons of ornamental terra cotta,
65,000 square feet of wire laths. 85.000
square yards of plaster. 400.000 lineal
feet of spruce sleepers. 800,000 feet of
comb grain yellow pine flooring, 2,300
windows, 60.000 square feet of glass,
3,000 doors. 280.000 pounds of window
weights, 30,000 feet of copper chain,
450,000 feet of ground. 80.000 feet of
picture mold and 80,000 feet of base.
Cinders required for floor arches and
between sleepers of the floors will fill
500.000 cubic feet, approxlmatelyi 25,
000,000 pounds. It represents the con
sumption of 125,000 tons of coal, suffi
cient to develop 55,000,000 horsepower
hours of energy. There will be 2.100
horsepower boilers, 2,000 horsepower
In engines, 1.200 kilowatts In genera
tor capacity, 65,000 square feet of ra
diator surface and 190,000 candle pow
er In electric, lights.
The structure will be an addition to
the twenty -five story Whitehall build
ing at Battery place and Washington
and West streets. The completed sky
scraper will front 307.2 feet on Wash
ington street and 160.8 on , Battery
place, covering 51,515 square feet, or
twenty-one city lots. It wiU cost $8,
000,000. On the Washington street front will
be a park, with gardens, lawns, foun
tains, trees, over which the offices will
look. : The park will be 100 feet wide
and 200 feet deep.
War Department Will Give the Presi
r dent. Larger Eagle. ' ' :
Hereafter when President Taft goes
forth as commander in chief of the
army he will have a different flag.
War department officials decreed that
his flag and staff should be changed In
order to make them more symmetrical.
Instead of being fastened on a pike
ten feet long, the new' flag will have
one' eleven feet in length. The eagle
that has stood alert on the globe that'
adorns the top of the pike Is to give
way to a taller bird. Instead of stand
ing four Inches high, the new presi
dential eagle is to measure five and
three-eighth Inches.' The globe is to be
reduced from three to two inches In
diameter. -
Hawaii's New Industry.
The most active new industry in the
Hawaiian Islands is the growing of
pineapples and their canning for ex
port. Last year canned pineapples to
the value of $1,229,000 were shipped
to the United States, v . .
The members, relatives' and
friends of Corvallis Lodge No. 14
A. F. and- A. M. and of t
Mary's Chapter No. 9, Order -of
Eastern Star, had a very delight
ful time at the lodge room's last
night. Both lodges installed of
ficers, after which there was a
program, a banquet and a dance.
The program consisted of or
chestral numbers furnished by
Herr Pospischil and three
Woodcocks, a solo Tby Prof. John
Fulton and a talk by J. R. N.
Bell, who enjoys the distinction
of having Deen Masonic Chap
lain longer than . any . other in
dividual in the Uuited States.
The numbers were superfine,
the banquet generous but in
formal, , and the dance greatly
enjoyed, by the young people in
particular. The officers installed
by Lodge No. 4, with Prof. G.
A. Covell as installing officer,
are as follows:
F. Berchtold, W. M.
E. S. Strange, S. W.
. IM. S. Bovee, J. W. -
F. L. Kent, S. D.
. W. T. Johnson, J. D.
C. A. Murphey, Secy.
Z. H. Davis, Treas.
.'W. K. Taylor, S. S.
B. J. Thatcher, J. S. '
S. P. Babb, Tyler '
The officers of St. Mary's
Chapter No. 9. Order Eastern
Star, installed last night were:
"W. M., Mrs. J. E. Andrews;
,W. P. , W. P. Lafferty; ; .
- A. M., Mrs. Roy Hollenberg;
C. , Miss Laura Keiser;
A. C, Mrs. F. Berchtold;
Secretary,? Miss Edna Groves;
--Treasurer, Mrs. Elmira Carter;
'Chaplain, Mrs. Prudence Chip
man; ''
Marshal, Mrs. Martha Fulton;
Organist, Mrs. Lucy D. Yates;
Ada, Miss Ethel Watters; '
Ruth, Miss Genevieve Tilleay;
Esther, Miss Edna Russ; ; ! -Martha,
Miss EdnaOsburn;
Electa, Miss Pearl Horner;
Warden, Mrs. Lucy Harper;
Sentinel, A. K. Russ.
The Primrose1 Minstrels, due
here next Tuesday, is given cred
it for being a fine show. The
Oregonian, writing of the appear
ance at the Baker theatre Monday
night, says it is a hummer from
beginning to end. It has a new
dress, new lines, many new songs
and some exceptionally fine vo
calists. The Oregonian's criticism
is very; flattering and it- reads
like it is straight goods. Mr,
Groves made special inducements
to get this minstrel here this
year. . - V.
Farmers! See
(Successor to Smith Bros.) . '
The Place to Buy Right, Handles,
Harness, Saddles, Robes, Whipsl
and Gloves '
Does Repairing Neatly
and Promptly
First Door North of Gerhards
Succeed when everything else fails.
In nervous prostration and female
weaknesses they are the supreme
remedy, as thousands have testified.
it is the , best medicine ever cold
, over a dragglat'a counter.
Sweden's Ruler, In Disguise, Carried
Coal to Learn Workmen's Views.
King Gustave of Sweden, who re
cently disguised himself as a steve
dore and spent most of the day car
rying sacks of coal from a lighter at
Stockholm, said after itvwas all over
that this was. only the beginning. He
intended to mix with all classes of la
borers so that he might ascertain their
opinions and wishes. 'Already, he add
ed, he had obtained many valuable
hints from the men with whom he
The determination of King Gustave
to learn of the conditions of the work
ingmen by mingling with them and
taking part in their labors has resulted
from the recent great tieup of the
business life of the country by a gen
eral strike. King Gustave intervened
last August in an endeavor to secure
a compromise, but without avail. The
strike continued for months and in
volved thousands of men, the employ
ers' association paying $40,000 daily
to support its weaker members, while
the trades unions and other working
men's associations exhausted their en
tire funds to keep strikers from starv
ing. Eventually arbitration was undertak
en by the Swedish government to set
tle the dispute, and in the Interim
many of the workmen returned to their
tasks, although the number unemploy
ed remained very .great. King Gus
tave, the queen and other members
of the royal family, as well as the
cabinet ministers, contributed to a na
tional' fund for the purpose of provid
ing loans to the working classes.
Homesteads have already been appor
tioned among the unemployed, but con
ditions remain such as to cause the
king and his government grave anx
iety. The king found difficulty In ascer
taining facts and made arrangements
to join the craftsmen and laborers at
their work in order to get his infor
mation at first hand.
Movement to Banish Foreign Art For
American Pastoral Pictures.
Foreign pastoral scenes are to be su
perseded in the west and especially in
schooihouses by scenes of American
farm life if a movement now under
way is carried out . It has become no
ticeable that most rural works of art
deal with scenes in foreign lands, the
wooden shoes of Holland being prom
inent, and a movement is now under
way to encourage art dealing with
farm scenes in the United States, said
to be the most beautiful in the world.
All country schooihouses will be
asked to take down the pictures of
Dutch life and substitute pictures of
American country life. James Wilson,
secretary of agriculture, has ordered
down all these pictures In his depart
ment and 'has given ' orders ' for the
walls to remain - bare until paintings
of American country life are brought
out to take their place.
The movement is meeting with the
hearty accord of all art students, who
say there Is no reason for not working
along American lines, as the United
States has abundant material for
paintings far superior to any to be
found in the old world. 1
Several such schemes have been
started in New York city, but they
have, fallen through because of the lo
cation, and the league promoters think
the only way to succeed is to Interest
those living in the agricultural com
Government Experimenting Success
fully With African Calabash Plants.
Smokers of tobacco may in the near
future go into the fields and pluck
from plants pipes to their own liking.
provided work being done by the' de
partment of agriculture at Washington
realizes results confidently anticipated
by those having it in charge.
Efforts to Introduce into the United
States the South African calabash, or
gourd, are meeting with marked suc
cess. The use of the calabash as a
pipe bowl was discovered by the
Boers, who attempted to monopolize
the product and prevent the exporta
tion of seed.. Some were obtained for
experiments in the United States, and
it is found the vine grows luxuriantly
and produces large crops of gourds un
der our soil and climatic conditions.
The pipes are graceful and distinc
tive in shape, according to a report
from the department. Imported pipes
made from the calabash sell at from
$S to $12 each. They color like the
meerschaum and are delightful smok
ers. The high cost of the pipes is caused
by the amount of hand work necessary
in preparing them, the shapes varying
so that machine work Is not practica
ble. The gourds can easily be made Into
pipes by buying inside bowls and
mouthpieces. ,.''-
Big Prize For Consumption Cure.
The following formal announcement
was recently made at Tale university
that an anonymous alumnus of Sale
has offered a prize of $100,000 for the
person who first discovers an adequate
remedy for tuberculosis. The prize
fund has been placed in the custody of
Yale university, and the Xale Medical
school faculty is to act as its trustee.
International Exhibition For 1915.
An international exhibition to be
held in California in 1915 In celebra
tion of the opening of the Panama ca
nal and in commemoration of the four
hundredth anniversary of the discov
ery of the Pacific. ocean by Balboa is
authorized in a bill - offered in the
house the other day by Representative
Kahn of California. -
FRESH EGGS Where? at J. T.
Patterson's Grocery. Phone 3283.
. . 12-18-tf
LOST A small gold locket, with pic
ture inside and initials on back. Return
to Jack Dawson's Poultry Market and
receive reward. 12-28-lt
Business Pointers.
These cost money and are
worth your attention.
For All Kinds Of Draying call ud I.
X. L. Transfer Co..
Wortham's Drug Store. ' 12-28-tf
Dr. Hess's Panacea makes hens lav
45-centsa-dozen eggs. Get it at Gra
ham & Wells', f J 15-27-6t
Red Cross! Stamps at Graham &
Wells'. tf
1910 Calendar pads, assorted sizes. IK
kinds. Ten cents dozen, at Gerhard's.
Stop that horse's coueh bv usmer Dr.
Hess's Stock Food. For sale at Graham
& Wells. 12-27-fir.
Native oysters direct from th
Willapa Harbor beds, 35 cents pint, 65
cents qt. At Dad's place. 10-29-tf
hand at Blackledge's Furniture store.
Eat Golden Rod Flakes,
They are better for breakfast,
Than old-fashioned corn cakes.
And five minuets time,
Is all that it takes
At Kline's. 6-12-tf
Dealer in All Kinds of
DeliT ered in any Quantity Desired toTAll
Parts e City. YARDS: 7th Street, opposite
Benton County Lumber Co.
Office and Residence Phone,E1113
Winter Courses, January 4th to Feb
ruary IStb, 1910.
Practical work, lectures and
demonstrations will be given in
such vital subjectsas general
farming, fruit culture, animal
husbandry, dairying, poultry
keeping, the business side of
farming, forestry, carpentry,
blacksmithing, mechanical draw
ing, cooking, sewing, dressmak
ing, home management, etc.
All regular courses begin Jan
uary 4th and end February 11th.
Farmers week, February 14th
to 18th.
A cordial invitation is extend
ed to all interested.
n i t tp n n in i
I . fl I . I r II n N I II
u nu it u ii ii i a
Is the place to visit. Orange groves in
full bloom, tropical flowers, famous ho
tels, historic old missions, attractive
watering places, delightful climate,
make this favored section the Nation's.
Most Popular Winter Retreat. You
can see this section at its best via. the
Shasta Route
- ' AND
"Road of a Thousand Wonders"
Southern Pacific Company
Up-to-date trains, first class in
H every respect, unexcelled dining
car service, quick time and di
rect connections to all points
Special, Round Trip Rate of.
With corresponding low rates from all
other sections of the Northwest, with
liberal stop-overs in each direction and
long limit. Interesting and attractive
literature on the various winter resorts
of California can be had on application
to any S. P. or O. R. & N. agent, or
. . Wm. McMurray
v General Passenger Agent
' Portland, Ore. .'
and Surgeon. Special attention given
to the Eye, Nose and Throat. : Office
in Johnson Blag. . Ind. 'phone at of
fice and tesidence.