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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 12, 1909)
. By M. QUAD.
Copyright. 1909, by T. C. McClure.J
Tbte village of Hainsville boasted
that it was the most ;r.i't community
In the state. Years bad gone by sTuce
eveu a ''chimney bad burned out or a
tramp had helped himself to onions
from somebody's garden. It tvas just
quiet, respectable and peaceful, and
its inhabitants read in the uev.-spapers
the happenings in other villages and
patted each other on the back that
they were Hainsvillers.
Tims it was thiit when the' Widow
Thomas made her advent in the village
one day. looking for a quiet place in
which to pass a few weeks, by the ad
vice of a doctor, for her nervous trou
ble, everybody put himself forward to
assure her that she had come to the
. ri.lit place and to make her welcome
Tl:i widow had a rather peculiar nerv
ous trouble, as she stated at once. To
rr.re it she must stroll around more or
less at nii'ht under the dew and under
the moonlight., Would the villagers
regard that as improper? They
Wouldn't not as long as the doctor
bad recommended it. In her strolling
vculd she meet men who would try to
flirt with her? Never! Flirting was a
thing unheard of in Hainsville. If any
man sought to introdu e such a thing
he would be tarred and feathered and
And so the little woman was settled
Jn the house of the Widow Davis, who
was glad to take her in for the bond
between them and that they might sit
of an evening and compare notes
about the loved and departed. The
stranger had taking ways with her
and was a success from the start. She
began strolling around nights almost
at once, and such men as encountered
her lifted their hats and passed on
without a word. They had visions of
tar and feathers before their eyes
And almost from the first the boarder
began to gain in health. The fresh
milk and eggs and the dew and the
moonlight had a wonderful effect in
quieting her nerves, and when this
became known throughout the village
there was talk of establishing a sani
tarium for the benefit of nervous per
sons. Th Widow Thomas remained in
Hainsville for six weeks. It was then
announced that her cure had been com
plete. As her coming had created
something of a sensation, her going
was not to be without its special fea
tures. As the rumor of her contem
plated departure crept about a certain
deacon received a note asking him to
call, and she said to him:
"Deacon, on five different occasions,
after 9 o'clock at night, as recorded
here in my notebook, I have discov
ered you peeking into the windows of
a certain house., 1 am a little short of
monejr and shall take it kindly f you
will lend me $10." ' ;,
The deacon, said "Um, urn!" to him
self and handed over the money. He
. bated to let it go, but that was a quiet
In response to another note Mr.
Jackson, who deals in real estate and
Insurance, made his appearance. He
was about the only man in the village
who didn't believe in the dew cure. She
shook his hand as warmly as she had
that of the deacon and said:
"Mr. Jones, as you will see recorded
here in my notebook, I have on four
different occasions at a late hour of
the evening discovered you carrying
baskets of apples from Mr. Sutliff's
orchard to your kitchen door. There
may or may not have been dew on
them. I am a little hard up for
money, and I hope you con lend me'
"f-c-s, I might do it might possibly
do it," replied the insurance man as
!e rubbed his chin and looked at his
oes. And the result was that he did
'fio it, though he bad to go out and bor
row $10 of the sum.
,r The third caller was Mr. Brown, one
of the merchants W the village. He
had just introduced a new feature into
his trade. He had taken in as sales
woman a young lady from a town ten
miles away, and the move was a suc
cess, although his wife had stren
uously objected to it. The Widow
Thomas wished to congratuate "him
on the success of his innovation and to
"Mr. Brown, my doctor has sent in
his bill rather unexpectedly, and I find
myself rather short. Wouldtft you
like to lend me $20 for a few days?"
"But but you know you are a stran
ger to me," he protested.
"Certainly! But you know I have
been walking around nights since 1
came. here. On three occasions, as
you see recorded in my notebook, I
have seen a gentleman and lady walk
ing arm in arm in the pine grave. I
could have wondered who they were,
but I haven't."
"Um! Um! I see. You haven't the
least idea who they were?"
"No." . - "
"Then drop into the store : before
you go. and I will hand you the mon
Aiyi This is a quiet community, you
know, and I, for one, am anxious for
it to remain so."
She got the money, and there were
others. It was indeed wonderful how
the de-w and the moonlight had sharp
ened Tier vision and her hearing. She
had even discovered an eminent citi
zen feeding cucumbers' to his old cow
in order to kill her with colic and pet
the; live stock insurance money. ;; She
went away in a halo of glory, and
three dnvs after, when a drummer
asked the village president if anythin
ever happened 'there, the reply was:
"Jfot a thing. ; We are. sir, a very
quiet and very, respectable .community,
and I hope your conduct during your
brief stay among us will be without
reproach.' ' ; '
Millions of Dollars' Worth of Grain
Destroyed Every Year.
It costs the American people $100,-
000,000 yearly in grain alone to feed
the rat. This is only one of many in
teresting facts gleaned from a state
ment prepared by the experts of the
biological survey of the department of
agriculture entitled "The Rat Prob
lem" and issued the other day.
Untold millions are destroyed every
year by the rat, which is also the prin
cipal agent in the dissemination of bu
bonic plague. The pest's bill of fare
Includes almost everything eaten by
man and a considerable number of
things not included in human dietaries.
as, for instance, carrion, mice, kid
gloves, ivory and living horses' hoofs.
Its most common food is grain, If fed
on grain alone it is estimated that one
rat will eat 60 cents' worth a year,
while of oatmeal it will consume $1.80
The rapidity with which rats multi
ply is the main reason why man ap
pears to make so little headway in
their destruction. It is calculated that
a single pair of rats and their progeny,
breeding without interruption' and suf
fering no losses, would in three years
increase to more than 20,000,000. While
praising the persistent use of traps
and poisons, the experts believe the
most promising lines of extermination
effort lie in rat proof construction of
buildings, especially the use of con
crete in foundations, and in reducing
the food supply of rats by the disposal
of garbage and the protection of food
NEW KIND OF ECLIPSE.
RATS COSTLY BOARDERS.
Professor Brashear Announces a Ce
lestial Novelty For June 17.
Professor John A. Brashear of Al
legheny Pa., in a signed statement
says that the eclipse of the sun on
June 17 will be unlike any other
eclipse within the knowledge of man.
In part Professor Brashear says:
"The eclipse will be of a very inter
esting character from the fact that for
a few sceonds it- will be an annular
eclipse, then change to a total eclipse,
then back to an annular eclipse for the
"The writer cannot find record of
such an occurrence in any history of
astronomy, although we have records
of annular eclipses for 400 years and
of total eclipses for thousands of years.
The eclipse as a partial phase of great
er or lesser magnitude will sweep over
the North American continent from
the north, decreasing in size as it
passes down through Canada and the
"The central line of a totality com
mences southeast of Tomsk, in Sibe
rian Eussia. courses only a few miles
south of the north pole of the earth,
skirts the east coast of Greenland,
where totality ends near sunset."
English Authority Says Man Is the
Best Food For Man,
A scientific justification for cannibal
ism was propounded by- Dr. F. Gow-
land Hopkins in an address at the Roy
al institution in London the othr day.
'What would be the most efficient
protein for men?" he asked. "Clearly,
although not a point of practical die
tetics, the most sensible person in this
connection is the cannibal. In con
suming his own kind he is . eating ex
actly the right stuff.
"Though it may seem-a grewsome
experiment, a worker in Heidelberg
has just lately tested the point. He
found that a dog when fed with dog
was able to do with a much smaller
quantity of protein than when fed with
any other protein whatever.
'There Is a chemistry of species, and
the nearer tlie two species of animals
are together the more nearly does the
chemistry of their bodies agree."
New Pigeon Flying Record.
Averaging a flight of 933.03 yards
per minute, a pigeon owned by J. H.
Fournier of Syracuse, N. Y., won a
pigeon race of 200 miles from Corry,
Pa., to Syracuse the other day. In all
ninety birds were liberated at G o'clock
in the morning at Corry. The winning
pigeon reached Syracuse seven min
utes before noon, covering the distance
in 5 hours and 53 minutes.
Loeb, the Customs Prober.
And the way
He jams it in ...
A plumb cruelty sint '.
He draws the blood,
And It pours i
Out of the old sores
In a, flood!
He puts the hooks
Into the crooks.
And, though he can't bust
The sugar trust.
He can give it a weigh
All right, can't he?
The customs graft
To a standstill so far, '
And he'll hand out the Jar
To others before he is through
Showing off what he can do.
Let us not forget
y As a probe
Is doing what '
His predecessors did not.
; Not because he is so fearless and
j So were they .
In a way I , v . , .
' . Rut, ray. . . -
Somebody somewhere somehow
Declined to help them jam
The probe in good, . . ,.
As they knew they should,
1 And the load was on Uncle Sam.
Nobody knows the story
At least nobody will tell-
But lately ' the probe
. Has been passed on to Loeb
With instructions to use It like well.
Like he is ifsing It. - See?
W. J. Lampton in New York Times.
continues to at
tract, and sat
isfy our patrons
with new bar
gains every day
and on all pur
chases, no mat
ter how small,
you make a
Buys Fine Tailored,
than double '
For Fine Tailored Ladies'
suit worth ;
v- regularly. Thej
are very suitable'
for immediate "
or Fall wear. .
The yard for all wool
worth a good -deal
but we must
some way. ,'
840 acres, 1 1-2 miles from Summit.
700 acres fenced in five pastures run
ning water between each pasture, fair
buildings, 72 bearing fruit trees-will
lease 5 years straight. Also have for
sale 220 goats and 4 good Jersey cows.
D. F. Young.
203 N. 14 St., Corvallis.
i 6-4-4 t w.
Money To Pay Warrants
Notice is hereby given that there is
money on hand to pay General Fund
Warrants endorsed to November 22,
1904, and all endorsed street warrants.
Interest will stop on same from this
date, June 5,. 1909,
Z. H. Davis,
6-5-10-17 Citv Treasurer.
Will rent on the shares for the sea
son's run, a Hay Baler. Address M.
S. Woodcock, Corvallis, Oregon. -
Daily Gazette 50 cents per month
Why not take it.
Powerful and rapid well ma
chine run by gasciine engine.
Wind mill pump repairing,
and drove wells a specialty.
Place your orders now before the
season's rush work is on.
Bos 52S Corvallis, Oregon
The Best Paint
There is no better paint made for appearance and
Acme Quality Paint
Specially prepared for exterior and interior use.
"FLOOR VARNISH THAT WEARS"
WAI L PAPER AND PAINT STORE
Second Street, Near Palace Theater
GENERAL REPAIR SHOP
Prompt attention given to repairing all kinds of gasoline en
gines, autos, bicycles. Plows and axes sharcened.
Saws filed. All work guaranteed satisfactory and done
on short notice Give us a call. We can please you.
Located back of Beal Bros-' blacksmith shop on Second
street. Phone No. 3145 Ind.
oods Brothers C0RVAL
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. 0. BASSET T, Local Mer.
Succeed when everything else fails.
In nervous prostration and female
weaknesses they are the supreme
remedy, as thousands have testified.
FOR KIDNEY, LSVEK AND
it is the best medicine ever sold
over a druggist's counter.
All the News All the-.
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NOW at our expense
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