THE CHAMELEON. W7 if HH iUiilllnery am Furnishings Special Sale on All Trimmed Hats ALL PRICES REDUCED Large assortment to choose from. Make your selection early - Summer- R.ates East" During the Season 1909 via the Southern Pacific Co. from C0RVALL1S, OREGON To OMAHA and Return - - $62.60 To KANSAS CITY and Return $62.60 To ST. LOUIS and Return - - $70.10 To CHICAGO and Return - - $75.10 and to other principal cities in the East, Middle West and South. Corr.spondingly low fares. On Sale Jans 2, 3; July 2, 3; August 11, 12 To DENVER and Return - - $57.60 On Sale Msy 17, July 1, August 11 Going transit limit 10 days from date of sale, final return limit October 31st. - These tickets present some very attractive features in the way of stop over privileges, and choice of routes; thereby enabling passengers to make side trips to many interesting points enroute. Routing on the return trip through California may I e had at a slight advance over the rates quoted. . , Full particulars, sleeping car reservations and tickets will be furnished by R..C. LINNVILLE, Southern Pacific local agent at Corvallis or WM. M'MURRAY, General Passenger Agent Portland, Oregon This Curious Animal Is Like Two Half Creatures Joined. The chameleon is not allied closely I to any other animal. It stands' as a genus by itself. The nervous centers in one lateral half operate independ- i entry of those in the 'other. - This seems outrageous, and it is, but It is : true. The chameleon has two lateral centers f perception of sensation and of motion. There exists also a third ' center that common one In which i abides the power of concentration by j means of which the two sides of the j creature may be forced to work in I harmony with each other. But this ; center of concentration does not al ways dominate the situation. Not withstanding the strictly symmetrical structure of the animal's two halves, the eyes move quite independently, and they convey distinct and separate Impressions to their respective centers of perception. As of the eyes, so of the other members each reports to and is controlled by its own center. ' The result is that when the faculty of concentration becomes disturbed everything is jumbled. Let the chame leon be much agitated and its move ments grow erratic. They are those of two creatures fastened together, or, rather, of two half creatures joined. Each half exhibits its Intention of go ing Its separate way. The result is a pitiable confusion of movement There Is no concordance of action. A curi ous example of the chameleon's help lessness when unduly excited is found in the fact that it cannot swim. The shock of being plunged Into water up sets the poise of Its faculty for concen tration. Forthwith each side strikes out wildly for itself, to its own undo ing. The chameleon is the only four legged vertebrate that cannot swim. When the creature is calm every im pulse to motion is referred to the com mon center of concentration, and the entire organism acts in fitting accord with the commands issued by that fac ulty. Thus, while totally different im pressions from the two eyes are trans mitted from their centers to the com mon one, that concentrating power de cides as to which scene is the more important and then directs the eye otherwise engaged also to regard it. The same principle applies in the con trol of all the members so long as the animal remains unexcited. Any ob server may easily verify the existence of this dual nature in a superficial way by some experiments with a sleeping chameleon. A touch on one side of the animal will wake that side up, while the other side sleeps calmly on. 4 Shirt W aist Sale SEX2 The event oi the season. This line of Shirt Waists includes the very latest styles, the most season able materials and the lowest prices. The ladies can find here a selection suited " to every taste. Come while this special sale lasts and secure the best bargains. 4 i- . FLINT AND TINDER. E3 Paints and Varnishes are the Best. Sold by Making Fire In the Days Before We , Had Matches. A friend of mine of just my age used to laugh about his own boyhood and tell the story of his mother ; shaking him in bed and bidding him put bnis boots when he dressed and his" over coat and wade through the snow to the next neighbor's to get a pan of hot .coals with which to make the tire. I suDDOse Joe's mother had lost her flint We kept our flint and what was called ''the steel" in a round tin box such as would hold a quart of straw berries now, and it was on the man telpiece in the kitchen. It was half full of tinder. Half the boys and girls of today do not know what tinder is or was. - ; ' ' Now, whoever was in the kitchen in the morning and found that the . last hot coal of the wood fire had gone out took down . the tinder box and struck the steel, with the flint smartly and of ten until a redhot spark fell on the tinder; then very carefully she blew with her breath on any flakes of the tinder which had lighted until she had quite a little cove of lighted xtinder. Then she took what we called a brim stone match and put that very care fully in the little hot hole.. If all things worked well, the, brimstone lighted and the wood of the match lighted, and she lighted the candle, which made a part of the tinder box. Oh, dear!' There were thousands of tinder boxes in little Boston the day 1 was born, and a few years ago I tried to buy one as a curiosity, and I could not find one in any of the junkshops. In those days old women wculd stop at the door and ask you tof buy some bundles of matches. They had made these themselves of pine wood four inches long, which they had dipped in hot brimstone at both ends. And those were the only matches that anybody ever heard. of. Woman's Home Companion. LATEST COLLEGE GUTS When you buy your clothes here you have the sat isfaction of knowing that you are correctly dressed and that you have saved money on your outfit. LADIES, DON'T FORGET- That om NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE -; is., a standard make and that you can buy one for 825 ' to $35. They are equal to machines costing twice the money. H HARRIS PLAN YOUR VACATION NOW at our expense A CHOICE OF FOUR ISIOFFERED YOU WOODS BROTHERS GENERAL REPAIR SHOP Prompt , attention given to repairing all kinds of gasoline en gines, autos. bicycles. Plows v and axes sharpened. Saws filed. All work guaranteed satisfactory and done on short' notice Give usa call. We can please you. Located back of Beal Bros-'- blacksmith shop on Second street. Phone No. 3145 Ind. s era CORVALLIS, OREGON KQ03HQ 'QNVIlHQd "IS 1N0HJ 96 MOHd 'SIVGOflOHOQSft "H 'h 'oo noissinnoo hoohuo moHinos oa 'ssb 'sdooD joj Avon su oy. jiMi 'gtio oonpoxd mo A dtqg av uilsi tioi ysQ eunj Aire ye Ap:niiosqiJ, morpadsut xnoA joj uedo exe S2Ooq jtao : - BOH ' Always Dreaded the 14th. Most dismal of all men off the stage was Grimaldi, the clown, and his father fathered him. He had that curious dread of a certain date which assails. so many. The elder Grimaldi hated the 14th of the month, and when It was passed he regarded himself as safe until the next. He was born, christened and married on the 14th of the month, and, being discontented with all three events, we will hope his death on March 14, 1788, satisfied him. London Tatler. DURING ALASKA YUKON EXPOSITION Cutting Humor. "With cap and bells jangling, he burst Into the king's presence. "Have you heard my last joke,- your majesty?" lie cried. . .. : "I havei" was the reply as the royal ax descended on the neck of the court jester Life. :' SEATTLE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK YOSEMITE VALLEY LAKE TAHOE ALL. YOUR EXPENSES PAID IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS IN THE EAST WHO WANT TO VISIT THE PACIFIC COAST WE CAN ARRANGE IT : Realism. The' Author VSVell. hovv did you like my play? . The Critic Oh, It was very nice! The Author Didn't you think the church scene realistic? .The Critic Intensely so. i Why, a great many of us actually went to sleep while it was on. Cleveland Leader. i This is your Opportunity For complete inform&ticn address ravi Room 18,' Flood Bld'g San Francisco EES THE DAILY GAZETTE ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME EE2 S"