Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909, May 15, 1909, Image 3

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"W. S. Tomlinson, of Wells, was do
ing business in the city yesterday.
C. F. Chambers is quite sick at his
home in Jobs' addition with measles.;
Call up the Palace of Sweets for your
ice cream and sherbets. Free delivery.
Mrs. 0. W. Robinson, of Mollalla, is
visiting at the home of Mayor George
General repair shop. All work first
class, promptly done. Back of Beal
Bros., blacksmith shop, Wood Bros.
General T. J. Thorp is spending a few
days with friends at Newpert and en
joying the refreshing breezes from old
Go to Dr. .Howard for the best and
most artistic dental work. Twenty-two
karat gold crowns reinforced with 18
karat goldsolder made and put on in
one hour. . 8tf
W. R. Boone, W. H. Kerr and Prof.
Clyde Phillips went to Newport Friday
to remain over Sunday. They are
great lovers of sport and fish always
bite at Newport.
County court is in session today with
several matters of importance under
consideration one of which is the $200
ward for the capture and conviction of
the court house burglars'.
The defeat of the University of Idaho
track team at Eugene yesterday by the
U. of O. boys is a pretty good indica
tion that 0. A. C. will win here Monday
in the dual meet with Idaho.
Dr. Mentor Howard, A. P. Johnson
and A. E. Wilkins have been named as
delegates from the Odd Fellows Lodge
here all of whom will attend the Grand
Lodge at Albany next Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday and will be there dur
ing the entire session.
Dr. Howard don't keep you in the
" anxious chair and make you lose your
valuable time and punish you a half
can always do a piece of work first
class in a reasonable time. 8tf
An exceeding interesting game of
basket ball was played at the college
armory last evening between the young
ladies of the Seniors and Juniors. The
game was closely contested from start
to finish with a final score of 15 to 13 in
favor of the Seniors.
The Corvallis baseball team started
across country at early hour this morn
ing on their way to Brownsville where
they expect to meet and utterly annihi
late the team at that place this after
noon. The boys know how to play ball
and the spirit of home pride is that
they may win.
The portholes m the sidewalk on Jeff-,
erson street oy Graham & Wens drug
-4. v . i r-j . '.i i
. diwic nay c ueeu planned over so mat it
is now safe for pedestrians to pass over
it once more. A cement walk would
have been more becoming to this prom
inent corner but the old boards will pos
sibly last another year or two.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Goodman, who
went to Lebanon last fall, have return
ed to Corvallis and are now comfortably
located in the old home once more. On
landing in town Thursday they stopped
at the public fountain and quenched
their thirst with good mountain water,
Mr- Goodman remarking it tasted good
to him. These good people will meet
with a cordial reception by the citizens
of Corvallis.
A Great Parade
By Sells-Floto
A street parade, which will be a ver
itable horse fair is promised by the
Great Sells-Floto, Shows, which exhibit
at Corvallis, Friday, May 21. . The
pageant will leave the grounds prompt
ly at 10 o'clock on the 'day of the show
and follow a line of march to be an
nounced later.
First will come the World Famous
Armour Grays, the $25,000 prize .win
ners. The band wagon, floats and
other paraphernalia .will be drawn by
400 well groomed, well matched dapple
gray horses. The "stock is all in .the
pink of condition. The raters are of
undisputed lineage, the steeds attached
to the Roman chariots are particularly
beautiful, the Rhoda Royal high school
horses are the greatest equines on
earth, and half a hundred Shetland
ponies will delight the children.
When the show comes to this city the
work of unloading will be well under
way with the rising of the 6un and
so there is little chance of the street
display being late in leaving the
grounds. Alreadv choice locations for
witnessing the display are in demand,
and the chances are that the streets
along i which . the parade will go,
will bel lined with admiring thous
ands, cheering the handsomest parade
ever seen with a circus and the Armour
$25,000 Prize Team will be an unusual
feature to view. -
Lots of Fun for Everybody at the Cor
vallis Opera House.
That the Y. W. C. A. Girls' enter
tainment at the opera house tonight
will be a big affair is an assured fact.
The tickets are going fast and the van
ous members are in the best of condi
tion. The Y. W. C. A. girls have been
working hard and faithful and it is only
right that they should have the most
liberal support.
The entertainment consists of five
novel as well as interesting numbers in
the form of pages. The first, for in
stance, consists of various advertising
features; the second, picnic scenes and
tableaux. But the crowning feature
will be the comedy, "A Case of Sus
pension. " This is extremely good and
will be played by a talented local cast
and will last one hour. There will be
about two and one half hours of amuse
ment. entertainment and music. You
should give this your liberal patronage
Come out. It will make you happy and
will make you the proud possessor of
that pleasant" satisfied feeling. The
citrtain .rises at 8.p m. 'l
' On account of the annual meeting of
the Grand Lodge, I. O: O. F. and the
Rebekah Assembly being in session at
Albany, the initiation of candidates has
been postponed by Eastern Star Lodge
until some later date of which due no
tice will be given.
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How His Strength With ths
Pecpls Has Decreased Tha
Defeat of His Policies
by State Leaders.
fEOITOR'S NOTE. Mr. Toombs is a
member of the New York legislature and
has suDDorted the governor in all of his
fights except on the Hinman-Green direct
primary bill. The fact, then, that Mr.
Toombs sees a decline In the governor's
power is particularly significant. Gov
ernor Hughes was the most effective
speaker in the Republican party during
the last campaign, and his work in New
York state and in the west was one oi
the deciding factors of the campaign.
During his tours many people became in
terested in him and in the problems that
he was trying to solve.
HE recent closing of the session
of the New York legislature
brought to an end what was
probably the most trying ordeal
in the career of Charles E. Hughes as
governor and at the same time brought
him nearer to a point where he must
make a choice between his political
principles and his political career. " Not
every man in high political life is com
pelled to make this choice. In politics
as outside it a man's principles are of
ten a matter of convenience or of ex
pediency. Not so has it been with
Governor Hughes. Face to face with
the issue, he must decide whether he
will continue to fight for the establish
ment and perpetuation of his state
governmental policies, and thus sacri
fice his' political future, or whether he
will compromise with or surrender to
the Republican organization of his
state, and thus guarantee to himself
the favor of that organization and a
political career of bright promise.
Governor Hughes came out of the
By Forsaking His Principles He
Can Satisfy His Political
Ambitions Senate and
Presidency Possible.
Hughes is concerned. Whatever he
receives at the hands of the Republic
an party in future he must be in a po
sition to demand. He has lost strength
among the voters. He has been sub
jected to a series of important defeats
in the last New York legislature. The
psychology of defeat is no uncertain
quantity. .The public demands a win
ner. It demands a winner that keeps
on winning. Cunning tongues are ever
ready to insinuate that the man who
is defeated was not sincere in his cam
paign. --
And Hughes had no issue this year
that gripped the public as did the race
track issue. By forcing the anti-racing
bills on the statute books he aroused
anthusinsm among a large percentage
of citizens not only in his state, but
throughout the country, who saw in
him a man who dared to fight high
power and who could win against
heavy odds. His chief issue this year
was that the present mode of naming
candidates in New York state should
be revolutionized. He argued .that po
litical bosses controlled nominations
for office, even though they could not
necessarily control elections. He rec
oinmended a direct nominations or
primary reform bill and had introduced
in both houses of the legislature a
measure on this subject which was
largely his handiwork. He depended
on public opinion and support to force
the passage of this bill (the so called
Hinman-Green bill) through the legis
lature. He went before the citizens of
Eaaic$' UJatcfecs need
Constant Repairing
Their method of carrying them is
responsible for the fact. Pinned to
the waist or hanging on a chain the
delicate mechanism is easily disar
ranged. : We pay special attention
to ladies' watches, and when re
paired by us you will find that they
keep iu order longer. -
E W. S, PRATT, Jeweler and Optician
Our Shirt Waist Saje
Is a Success
If you want the newest and best in all the popu-"' L
lar moaeis in snirt waists, you will nnd bur
stock complete.:; . ' - , ' .
Ladies' Skirts
We are going to let these speak for themselves:
They are so pretty and the prices are so reason
able that we don't have to puff - them up. We
would like you to call and see them though, be
fore you buy then you'll buy here.
fSeisfzlG & Davis
Taft presidential campaign of last fall
with, a national reputation as a cam
paign orator. Widely spoken of as the
greatest asset of the Republican party
in the east and re-elected by a larger
majority than h'. 'r-eived two years
before, in spite -- ie prejudice cer
tain of his reinu measures had
aroused, he entered on his second term
of office with probably the greatest
measure of popularity he had ever en
joyed. The legislature convened. Gov
ernor Hughes promulgated a long re
form program on the lines he has
made familiar. The defeat of this pro
gram is well known. Today how do
we find him? We know that his party
organization is violently opposed to
him and to his methods and measures.
But has he grown stronger with the
people? If he has not gained strength,
has . he retained his former strength?
If he has not retained it, what portion
or percentage of it has he lost? What
does he want to accomplish for him
self or ' for his announced princi
ples? -
What does the future hold for him
in politics?
"Would Wot "Hay Politics." ;
As a purely political exposition a
governor who fights the state organiza
tion of his 'party 'can gain but one of
two things a ' victory or a compro-;
mise. The chances always are that he
will attain neither end. To gain either
he must "play politics." " Hughes ' h&s
not played politics i. e.. he has.: not.
created a political machine through
his 'powers of 1 appointment and; veto.
Therein lies the secret of much , of
what will prove to be his weakness In
the-Immediate future; .":
'He was renominated , for governor
because" the "Republican leaders, state
and national, feared the loss of votes
that would, result from turning down
aH reform governor; ina presidential
year in what might; again prove to be
We pivotal state;- ut that contingen
cy cannot occur again,, so far aa
the state with the slogan, "Down with
the bosses!" But the people refused to
become aroused. While they had
grasped the evils of betting on horse
races in a . moment the year before,
they could not comprehend the full
significance of Governor Hughes ar
guments on direct primaries- without
considerable study. -. Direct primaries
proved an academic issue that re
quired more time for thought, if it
were to be understood, than the aver
age citizen could afford.
Importance of Newspaper Attitude.
But, still more important, most of the
newspapers in the populous centers
did not feature the news relating to
the direct primary campaign. Thus the
; chief means Hughes had of reaching
the great mass of the publKlost much
of the usefulness It once had. In fact,
dozens of newspapers openly condemn
ed his direct primary bill, while others
went further and condemned the very
principle of direct nominations itself.
The support of the-New York Times
and the New York Sun had previously
been of vast aid to the governor. -They
circulate among large numbers, of in
dependent voters in the city and
state.-. Their clientele-is.; what should
be termed high class. . But during the
last few months these two, papers edi
torially have turned flatly against the
governor on his biggest issues. Conse
quently they weakened his ' ; support
among - hundreds- of Hughes voters.
Men of prominence outside political
fields also attacked the direct nomina
tions bill. . Among these men . were
President Jacob Gould Schurman of
Cornell university and President Nich
olas' Murray Butler of Columbia uni
versity. Ex-Mayor Seth Low of; New
York city; himself a leading supporter
of the governor's direct nominations
bill, stated- in Albany - before a joint
session - of .the ' senate and - assembly
judiciary i committees:. -"I do not be
lieve this bill- should - be enacted this
year, as tt would prevent fusion In the
aw "York city mayoralty campaign.
ut it into effect next year."
Those were some of the influences
bat affected public opinion regarding
the direct primary bill, and the com-
ined influences were suihcient to give
many a senator and assemblyman a
eason for voting against the measure
that would be acceptable to most of
Iii: i constituents. ;
Corporation Influence.
The attitude of many of the newspa
pers In opposing Hughes' measures in
New York state, particularly in New
York city, has' been caused by corpo
ration influences. He has regulated
die operations of public service and
illied corporations in a manner not. to
their . liking. The public service com
mission has been a spear between the
fibs of various street rail way and rail
road companies, etc. One New York
city street railway company claims
that it has had to file 2,000 reports
with the commission since the board
lias been in existence. The Hughes in
surance reform -and banking reform
measures have antagonized these in
terests and their powerful allies, such
as hre insurance compa-nies, etc. He
has further attacked telephone 'and
te'egraph companies. All these inter
ests have influence with political par--
ties, and so with the legislature.
Through the aggressive Hughes pol
icy regarding the interests of the
classes named the governor has arous
ed antagonism that will proye too
strong for him to successfully combat.
for " he has no machine, and -his
strength with the voters is 'decreasing
throutrh lack of a new appeal of the
necessary impressive qualities.
A Fatal Compromise.
Probably the failure of his direct
nominations campaign was inevitable
when he decided to make his bill a
compromise. It did not provide for
simon pure direct primaries. It gave
a preference to political organizations,
unlike the Wisconsin and other plaSs.
Resultant was the disapproval of vari
ous civic bodies that, however, sup
ported the bill perfunctorily as at least
a step in the right direction. The Re
publican and Democratic organizations
joined In a common cause to defeat
the direct primary bill, and when this
was accomplished this bipartisan com
bination was maintained until several
important measures, affecting corpo
rate interests were either defeated or
emasculated by the devious process of
The great trouble with the govern
or's , campaign for direct primaries,
which has vitally affected his career,
was that he offered the compromise
himself instead of forcing his oppo
nents to do so. .
Men who have voted for every re
form measure the governor ever pro
mulgated went on record against him
on his direct primary bill; also last
year the Hughes telephone and tele
graph control bill received over thirty
votes in the assembly. This year it
got but four votes when first voted on
and five the second time. , .
Eeal "Rulers of State and Country.
-The business Interests of this coun
try control this country. The business
men of the various states control the
various states. The business men con
trol political parties. When the gov
ernor of a state so conducts himself in
office as to antagonize powerful busi
ness interests and to fill them with
distrust of his policies he faces a fin
ish fight for his political existence.
The stringent nature of certain of
the Hughes reforms have caused some
of the important business interests to
attempt to go to the other extreme
and wipe out all state control over
their affairs. An interesting indica
tion of this tendency was revealed be
fore the judiciary committee of the
New York state senate a week before
the legislature adjourned.
Joseph H. Choate, former ambassa
dor to England, appeared for the Ryan
street railway interests in opposition
to the Davis bills extending the power
of the public service commission. He
condemned the measures unmercifully.
Finally Senator George A. Davis of
Lancaster, the committee .chairman. In
terrupted Mr. Choate, asking:
'Mr. Choate, is it possible that you
can nnd notmng good at ail in tnese
"Yes," quickly retorted Mr. Choate.
'I haven't been looking for anything
good in them."
The political future of Governor
Hughes will be determined during the
next year.
His party organization is willing to
stand by him, to renominate him if he
so desires or to promote him for a
consideration. And that consideration
is that he modify his policies, abandon
radical reform programs and follow
the lead of his organization instead of
trying to lead the organization. In the
words of a prominent member of the
legislature spoken to the writer a few
days ago, "If Charley becomes docile
he will go higher, for even his bitter
est enemies recognize his ability."
Will Charley become docile?
The only answer will be his legisla
tive program next winter, a year lead
ing to another state convention, a year
of peculiar political significance there
fore. Various of the governors impor
tant Issues of this year have been
smothered by the recent creation of
legislative investigating commissions
which are to report tp the next legis
lature. These commissions are to inves-.
tigate direct nominations and the ques-
jsm as to whether the jurisdiction of
the public service commission shall be
extended over telephone and telegraph
companies, and they will also investi
gate, the matter .of a new charter for
the city of Greater New York.
If these commissions make reports
adverse to the governor's views, will
he resign himself to the inevitable, or
will he have bills Introduced to com
bat the organization leaders and to
carry out' his own recommendations?
la otter .words, wilie stert another
,ght in which he cannot win owing to
tie intrenched power of his opposition? .
Suppose the next legislature extends
the time in ; which these commissions
shall report, so that an excuse 'for not
taking action on the questions involved
will be forthcoming? And there is also
the report of the governor's Wall
street investigating committee to be
considered. . .
As to Senate and Presidency.
Should the governor remain content
"with the attitude of the legislative
leaders next winter on those impor
tant questions and drop his direct jjrl-
mary issue he need have no fear, for
his political future. He will be "taken
care of" and can certainly go to the
United States senate when. Depew's
term expires in 1911 unless . Theodore
Roosevelt returns alive from the Afri
can jungles and desires that office.
The governor ,can thus also gain the
favor of Henry W.j, Taft, brother of '
President Taft, who represents the .
president in many important political -
matters in New York state and whose
actual influence politically in New
York is not realized by the general
public. The presidential nomination
seven years hence, . after Taft is re
nominated, can be within the reach of
the governor If he becomes "docile."
At that time he will be in his prime,
fifty-four years old.
And let it not be overlooked that
Hughes is ambitious politically ambi
tious. He wants to perpetuate his
ideals in the constitutional fabric of
his state and his country. He says and
believes that "we are a government of
laws and not of men." A man of tre
mendous constructive ability, of great
mental activity and of keen percep
tive qualities, he has not subscribed to
the political organization doctrine that
we are a government of men and not
of laws. He may or may not be a
man without a party, "because he has
everything but the delegates." But the
fact remains that he can attach to him
self a strong party organization by
shaping his course to the political
winds next year."
Will Governor Hughes choose a ca
reer of political advancement at the
expense of his political principles?
Ho probably answered this question
in advance when at the legislative cor
respondents' dinner at Albany in April
he said, "True, I am a dreamer, but I
am" no quitter."
If Governor Hughes further demon
strates that he is no quitter regarding
his announced state policies, if Charley
does not become "docile," the organiza
tion of his party will defeat him in the
legislature, In convention and In cau
cus. It has the power to do so. It
dares to do so. "The people forget,"
says a noted lobbyist. The forgetful
ness of the people is the safeguard of
the politician.
How the Late Georga W. Harvey Won
a Salad Dressing Contest.
George W. Harvey, who recently
died in Washington, was the inventor-
of the steamed, oyster and ' host of
Washington's famous oyster house,
known from coast to coast to politi
cians and other visitors to the capital
since the civil war.
From the Harvey ranges came the
first planked Potomac shad. From the
Harvey skill the cooking of an oyster
became a distinct feature of culinary
ability. Everything, from "pigs In
blankets" to "a peck of steams," was
in his line.
Scores of stories are told of Mr. Har- .
vey and his place. One of them is to
the effect that once when he was in
New York he was invited to a dinner
contest that had been arranged among
all the chefs of note in the United
States. The test was the making 'of a
French dressing for a simple salad.
One after another the celebrated cooks
of the country mixed their oil and vin
egar and other ingredients with stu
dious care. The judges tasted each
one and frowned judicially.
During the excitement Mr. Harvey
drifted quietly out of the room. When
it was his turn he carefully poured
the ingredients in their chosen propor
tions into his bowl and at a certain
stage of the mixing as carefully drew
from his pocket a small vial of color
less liquid. Still" stirring the dressing,
he pulled the cork with his teeth and
with Intense deliberation added just
three drops of the vial's contents. His
work of art was complete.
The judges tasted. Unanimously
they proclaimed Harvey's dressing j:he
best. The other chefs endeavored to
learn what was the mysterious ingre
dient which had supplied the finishing
touch, but Mr. Harvey declined to say.
On his way to Washington he divulg
ed his secret to a friend.
lb waa wuij ii ii . u.ut.u .inn.
tap,"' he said. "What a wonderful
thing is the imagination!"
At the time of the civil war Colonel
Harvey, with his brother, was con
ducting an oyster house in Washing
ton. Its distinctive style made It
unique, and it was largely patronized
by soldiers. When the demand on the
waiters and cooks for "raw oysters,"
"fried oysters" and "oyster stews" got
so heavy that the limited capacity of
the kitchen could not produce them,
Harvey 'hit on a scheme of boiling
them In the shell and serving them to
the soldiers to be opened with their
bayonets or swords. - The evolution
from the oyster boiled hi the shell to
the steamed oyster was a natural one
and in a short time Harvey's was fa
mous for Its steamed oysters.
Encouraging Farmit. In Korea.
His majesty the emperor of Korea
has announced his Intention of pro
ceeding to one oi xne imperial ueius
outside the east gate within a : f ew
days and going through the ceremony
of tilling a small portion of land for the
purpose of encouraging the people In
the pursuit of agriculture. ;v .