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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 24, 1909)
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Reminiscences of Mrs. Augusta E.
son, Writer of "St. Elmo." ,
Mrs. Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, as
far as selling powers go, was one of
I Ellinry and
EVERYTHING AT RE
Sale on all Millinery Goods. Must
reduce stock' at once.
Furnishing Goods all go at special
low prices. Calf and see us
Benton County Lumber Co,
Manufacturers of all kinds of
Fir Lumber, fclouldinos, Cedar Posts,
Sawed and Split. , Oedar Shakes
Dealers in . ' -.
Doors. Windows, Lims, Briex Cement, $
Occidental Lumber Co.
Corvallis Lumber Co.
We are here to supply your needs in the Lumber line. Please
call on J. B IRVING for information and prices. And take
notice that if we have not got exactly what you want we will
get it for you. : ' '
G. O. BASSET f, Local Mgr.
ica. The most famous books of the i II
well known southern authoress, who 1 1
ecently died at her home in Mobile,
Ala., are probably ""St. 'Slmo," which
was published in 1806, and "Vashti,"
published in 18G9. She was not a
prolific writer, like other novelists of
her school, and her books, commencing
with "Inez" in 1856, number only nine.
Her other works are "Beulah," "Ma-
caria," "Infeliee." "At the Mercy : of
Tiberius," '.'A Speckled Bird" and"De-
vota," the last ; work from her pen.
which appeared iu 1907.
Macaria" was popular among the
soldiers of the civil war, and it is said
that a copy of the book once saved the
life of one of them. He took it from
his shirt one 'day and was surprised
to find a bullet imbedded in its pages.-
When Mrs. Wilson was-eleven years
old her family moved from Columbus,
Ga., to San Antonio, Tex., which soon
afterward became the headquarters of
the, -troops sent to assist General Tay
lor. Their glittering uniforms, the
stirring martial music and exciting
events of the war, combined with the ex
quisite scenery about the place, strong
ly impressed her and furnished the
theme for "Inez, a Tale of the Alamo'
The story, written when she was fif
teen and presented to her father as a
Christmas gift, was brought out by
the Harpers in 1855.
It was not until she published "Beu
lah," however, that she tasted the
fruits of substantial success. That
.work ran through edition after edition.
'St. Elmo," of course, was Miss
Evans' great success. Its rale was tre
mendous, and hamlets, hotels, steam
boats and country seats were earned
In its honor. It contains a description
of the Taj Mahal, and a traveler visit
ing the spot records the fact that he
discovered a Parsce boy in the shadow
of the tomb reading the London edi
tion of one of Mrs. Wilson's books. . -
For "Vashti." which followed, the
author received in a single check, while
It was still In manuscript. $15,000.
Mrs. Wilson never wrote a magazine
or a newspaper article, although she
had frequently been importuned for
both. One editor offered to allow her-
to fix her' own price on a serial story,
and a publisher agreed to pay her $25,
000 if she would permit him to bring
her novels out in a cheap paper back
form, so. as not to interfere with the
library edition, but both propositions
were rejected. -
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A choice assortment, just
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For Men and Boys in the newest patterns and all
Prices cut to suit ev( ry pocket book.
We are SOLE AGENTS here for this Popular Line.
GENERAL REPAIR SHOP
Prompt attention given to repairing all kinds of gasoline en
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Saws filed. All work guaranteed satisfactory and done
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"Kick' Me Out or I'll Corrupt Prison
Morals," Convict Wrote Governor. '
Governor Walter It. Stubbs of Kan
sas, recently received a peculiar letter
from a prisoner in the (Kansas peni
tentiary. Usually the letters the gov
ernor receives are that the prisoner is
not guilty at all, or if guilty-he did
not mean to do it and just forgot him
self or let his temper get away with
him. But there is one prisoner who
offered a different reason for the gov
ernor letting him out of the prison.
Here it is:
Judging from what I have read and
from conversations held with prisoners in
this penitentiary, I have arrived at the
conclusion that I am about the only guilty
scamp in this place; I cannot plead in
nocence. I can't write a classical poem,
and I have no "flowers blooming in the
conservatory of my soul." You have no
idea how lonesome this leaves me. Better
kick me out of here, lest I corrupt the
morals of the institution.
Every man in the penitentiary who
believes himself wronged or innocent
is convinced that he would be able to
do society -much good if turned out by
the governor. But a long time ago the
governors learned that some of the
prisoners had a mistaken idea of their
innocence or usefulness, so it is sel
dom that a governor pays much atten
tion to this kind of letters. Somehow
or other it has become noised about
that Governor Stubbs would encour
age frankness in prisoners and that
he expected at least some evidence of
reform to convince him that some of
the criminals were worthy of execu
' The governor receives all sorts of
letters from prisoners, both in the
prison and in the ''reformatory, every
day, but the one received the other
day was the most novel one of which
thereis any record in the governor's
office. The letter contains much other
matter referring to this prisoner's
case, and that quoted is only a part
of the letter. The governor, -declined
to give out the name' of the prisoner.
Governor Stubbs is considerably' in
terested in the man who wrote the
letter, and it is possible that some ac
tion may be taken in regard to his
case.' ' ...
Largest Observatory In the World.
Ground was recently broken at
Mount Wilson for the construction of
the telescope tower "which is being
constructed . by an observatory com
pany. It will be the largest of Its
kind in the world and will cost $50,
000. The dome -wjll.be 175 feet above
the ground and will- be composed of
two towers, one inside the other. This
Is to eliminate vibration. The towers
will be built three inches apart and
will not be connected in any place ex
cept at the foundation.
NOW at our expense
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Taft has been elected president of the
Tale Debating association.' Young
Taft holds more offices than any other
Yale undergraduate. He is treasurer
of the Young Men's .Christian associa
tion and president of the , Yale Civil
Government club, besides being an
officer of Phi Beta Kappa, the honor
ary high standard society.
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