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TALK OF THE TOWN
Daily Gazette 50 cents per month. .
Remington Typewriter for sale at the
Trunks and suit cases at Blackledge's
Furniture store. 5-17-tf
Miss Grace Bath, of Hillsboro. has
returned to her home.
Dugan Rooper has gone to McMinn
ville to spend his vacation.
For Sale Household furniture at 857
Tyler street. Phone 2264. 6-9-10 t.
Born, Sunday, June 13, to Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Compton, a son.
Lloyd Bell, who had been visiting in
Portland for a week, is at home again.
Acme Quality Paints and Floor Var
nish that wears at A. L. Miner's.
Call up the Palace of Sweets for your
ice cream and sherbets. Free delivery.
General repair shop. All work first
class, promptly done. Back of Beal
Bros., blacksmith shop, Wocd Bros.
Ralph Reynolds, an '08 graduate, was
here from La Grande attending the
OAC commencement exercises.
Misses Susie Keyes, of Portland, and
Olga Keyes, of Mitchell, are visiting
their uncle H. C. Dunn, on Route 2.
Miss Verne Berger left today for
Portland, after spending a week here
at the home of her cousin, Nash Taylor.
Harold Davis, whose home is in the
Grays Harbor country, Wash., left here
yesterday at the close of the college
B. Fowells and W. C. Galloway left
yesterday for their home in Hillsboro,
after the close of the commencement
The - Sphinx Honorary Society has
elected the following five men to its
membership for the coming year: F.
E. Ewart, M. R. Cox, R. L. Davidson,
M. A. McCall, and S. A. Wilson.
W. R. Palmer, one of the OAC '09
graduates, has been appointed a mem
ber of the faculty of the University of
Maine, and will have a class in the
horticultural department in that insti
The new.cement sidewalk now being
laid by the Masonic fraternity on South
Second street will add greatly to the
appearance of that thoroughfare and
may mean the erection of a fine temple
on that central sita.
All persons having interests in the
Locke cemetery are requested to meet
at the Mountain View school house
Saturday, June 26, at 1:30 p. m. for
the purpose of effecting an organization
to properly care for the grounds.
A meeting of the Corvallis Sunday
" School Athletic Club, for the Senior
and intermediate classes, will be held
Sunday afternoon, June 20, at half -past
-two o'clock, at the Evangelical church.
All members of these classes are re
quested to attend.
Mrs. George R. Farra entertained
last evening in honor of Miss Helen
Crawford, a former instructor at OAC,
who has been visiting friends here for
several days. There were several in
vited guests and a dainty luncheon was
; served during the evening. Miss Craw
ford left today for home near Lebanon.
,She was accompanied by Mrs. Geo. A.
Waggoner, who will remain there as
.her guest for a week.
Sale on hand bags all this week at
the Bazaar. 6-15-6t
Did you eat Golden Rod for break
fast? Get it at Kline's. S-12-7t
R. Hockema came in from Alsea yes
terday to attend to business matters
The graduating exercises at Philomath
College will be held tomorrow evening.
Professor Alderman, of U of O, will
address the class.
W. A. Quick, of Bellfountain, made
the regulation filing on his homestead
before county clerk Moses yesterday.
His witnesses were J. L. Caton and
Eat Golden Rod Flakes,
They are better for breakfast,
Than old-fashioned corn cakes,
And five minuets time,
Is all that it takas
At Kline's. 6-12-tf
Edgar R. Shepard, A. M an old
graduate of OAC, is here preparing to
take up his work for the fall as instruc
tor in Physics and Electrical Engineer
ing. Mr. snepara is aiso a graa.ua.uj oj.
Berkeley and Harvard.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Mack who have
been visiting Superintendent Mack and
family here, left this morning for Stay;
ton to visit the parents of Mr. Mack
before returning to their home at En
terprise, where Mr. Mack Is principal
SENATOR GORE'S :
Blind Statesman's Remarkable
Feats Shown In Tariff Debate.
MEMORIZING, HIS LIFE HABIT.
It Is Said That Nothing Ever Heard
by the Oklahoma Senator Escapes
Him Frames His Speeches at Night
In Bed and Does His Thinking For
the Next Day.
Meeting At Alsea
There will be an educational meeting
held at Alsea Saturday, June 19, at
which the diplomas to the eighth grade
graduates of the entire Valley will be
A fine program of addresses by prom
inent speakers, music, recitations and
other pleasing features has been arrang
ed for the occasion. County Superin
tendent Mack has issued a cordial invij
tation to all the patrons of the Public
Schools of Southern Benton and Friends
of Education to take part in the day's
entertainment. Bring well-filled bas
kets and do vour part in making the
basket picnic at the noon hour a pleas
ant social event. If you have a subject
you wish discussed, present it and get
your neighbor's idea. No progressive
citizen can afford to misa the good
thincs that will be in evidence at this
The speakers, thoroughly conversant
with their subject and their addresses,
will certainly be helpful to all.
To Be Formed
The people from Missouri, and there
are quite a goodly number in these
parts who have been shown that this
section has merits that even the " Big
Muddy" cannot excel, are contemplat
ing the organizing of a " Missouri Club,
the obiect of which is social and to
meet and welcome friends and strangers
from the old state.
All Missourians in this city and
vicinity are requested to send their
name and address to either Mrs. John
Smith, corner Fifth and Madison, or
to Mrs. H. E, Wetherla, 151 Madison
street, and when a sufficient number
of names is enrolled a meeting will be
called for the purpose of formally
organizing a club.
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the waist or hanging on a chain the
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, to ladies' watches, and when re
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keep iu order longer.
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If any man In the United States Is
entitled to the sobriquet of "the man
who never forgets" it is Thomas P.
Gore, the blind senator from Okla
homa. He might have also, and prop
erly, the nickname of "the man who
never sleeps." The attention of the
United States recently has been drawn
to Senator Gore's remarkable memory
by a demonstration of It the other day
on the floor of the senate. Senator
Lodge of Massachusetts the day before
had concluded a long tariff speech in de
fense of the New England cotton man
ufacturers, in which he took Issue with
several statements made ten days pre
viously by Senator Gore as to the prof
its made In this business.
Senator Gore arose In his seat and,
relying solely on his memory, although
he has a habit when speaking of hold
ing a manuscript in his band as if
reading from it, replied at length, em
ploying figures and statistics with
which no ordinary man would tax his
memory. In the course of that speech
Senator Gore took up seriatim a dozen
firms by name, giving their capital
stock, their surplus, their earnings.
the par value of their stocks and a
host of other fiscal incidentals. A man
with eyes would never have trusted
his memory with such a series of facts,
especially when he knew that his an
tagonists were eagerly drinking in ev
ery word in the hope of catching him
In a misstatement of fact.
Tnis feat of memory by the . blind
senator is not his greatest perform
ance. It would be hard to designate
any one act of memorization on his
part as greater than several others
which might be mentioned. For in
stance, when he was a boy of sixteen
years of age, his friends say, he could
repeat any ordinary speech after hear
ing it read twice. Senator Gore Is now
only thirty-nine years . of age and at
that time had been blind only a few
years. He naa acquired tne power or
concentration, however, even at that
age, and this is the secret of his great
It is of record that Senator Gore con
ceived his senatorial ambition at the
age of twenty when one of his friends
read to him a debate in the senate
from a Congressional Record. He has
gained all of his knowledge of men
and events since then through friends
and relatives and particularly his wife
through reading and conversation.
Given an even chance in the senate, he
has already demonstrated that he has
no superior and few equals as a ready
debater on any subject which may be
broached. He has a facile knack for
making innocent remarks with a sting
to them. When Senator Smoot of
Utah recently challenged a broad
statement of Senator Gore's about the
profits of the cotton Industry Senator
Gore astounded him by doing practi
cally what he did to Senator Lodge,
quoting a long list of firms and profits,
to offset which the senator from Utah,
who Is In possession of all his facul
ties, could from sheer astonishment
offer notning m reply.
How does Senator Gore memorize?
It is his habit of life. Nothing escapes
him which comes from word of mouth
in his immediate vicinity. Before he
went to Washington he had a library
in his home in Oklahoma of probably
600 volumes. It is said of him that he
could go to any bookshelf In that li
brary and pick out the book he want
ed by feeling of It. Now that this li
brary is increased, and he has gone to
new quarters in the senate office build
ing he is not quite so familiar with
the lay of his belongings, but he can
describe any book he owns, even to its
color and texture, so that any one else
can find it, and he can detect the
wrong book when put Into his hand if
it is one he has ever held before.
When he wants material for a speech
his memory tells Mm where it can be
found if he has ever beard of the sub
ject before. He has those portions read
to him which are of the most benefit
to his argument at issue. If they are
figures he may have them read twice,
During the following days and nights
they are turned over many times In the
course of memorization and arrange
ments in logical sequence for delivery,
Unless the speech Is long delayed In
delivery it is not . necessary for the
blind senator to refresh his memory
by a rereading of the facts of his ar
gument. " He can carry them for days
and months, and If sufficiently impor
tant he never forgets them. The cotton
figures which he recently quoted to Sen
ators Lodge and Smoot were read to
Senator Gore twice.'
Not long ago Senator Galllnger
sought to confound Senator Gore by
an apt quotation from Macbeth. Quick
as the human mind can form a sen
tence Senator Gore retorted by an
equally, apt quotation from the same
tragedy, which put Senator Galllnger
utterly to rout Senator Gore, It trans
pires, has not been any more of
student of Shakespeare than of sev
eral other authors; but, having had the
tragedy read to him at some time In
the past, no sooner was one part of It
quoted against him than his almost
Infallible ieuu.ry. . .-(me to his rescue
with, a sharp pinuieJ. blade of retort
from the same source.
Perhaps one of the greatest feats of
memory the senator has attempted
since ne became a senator was pre
pared for the debate during the fili
buster on the Aldrich-Vreeland curren
cy bill in the last session of congress.
The senator memorized by states the
increases and decreases of federal de
posits in the national banks between
two dates during the panic. He was
allowed to put the figures in the rec
ord because, he said, he did not wish
to ' consume the time of the senate In
stating them;" but as usual, he was
prepared to do so "If challenged.'; This
table was. half a column long in small
(agate) type iu the Congressional Rec
ord and contained two rows of figures.
uauy benator Gore sits quietly In the
senate, listening to .the debate on the
senate tariff bill. He rarely interrupts
any one to ask a question for informa
tion unless it is to demonstrate that a
mistake has been made. Throughout
the whole tariff session he has not
failed once to stir the senate when he
has Interrupted a speech.
After a session Is over Senator Gore
may , retire to his office to prepare a
speech; if not, he goes home. Because
of his physical affliction he Is denied
the pleasures of most men, and he usu
ally stays at home. There he turns
over in his own mind everything that
has occurred during the day. His
memory brings back to him every
word that has been uttered which ap
pealed to him in accord with his own
sentiments or contrary to them.
It has been said that it is after he
has gone to bed that the senator in the
quiet of the night does his thinking
for the day to come. It Is then he
frames his speeches best. Only recent
ly Mrs. Gore is said to have found him
muttering to himself at 4 o'clock In the
"Going after them again, Tom?" she
Yes," replied the blind senator
quietly, resuming his speech.
This performance is a part of the
everyday life of the blind senator. He
Is always studying and thinking and
planning. There is little else he has to
do, and the concentration of his mind
is his habit. It has won him his place
in the senate, given him confidence to
assert himself among his fellow men
without fear or favor and made him
one of the most feared debaters of his
time in congress. He has effectually
downed the report which preceded him
to Washington to the effect that he
was chosen senator by Oklahoma be
cause of his plea "for the little woman
with brown eyes" (his wife). He
stands today In the senate on his own
merits, respected by Democrats and
Republicans alike for his ability to
make the best of them look twice be
fore tackling a blind man. Washing
ton Cor.. New York Post.
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ARCHITECTURE OF OUR OWN,
Baron -von Bodenhausen Says Sky
scrapers Are Developing It Rapidly.
"In ten more years America will have
developed an architecture of Its own,"
prophesies Baron von Bodenhausen,
one of the directors of the'Krupp steel
works at. Essen, Germany, after sev
eral days spent In inspecting New
York's skyscrapers. . :
It is nine years since I was in this
country before, and the change of sky
line impresses me forcibly. When I
was here before the Park Row build
ing was the tallest structure In the
city. It struck me then, as it does now,
as an exceedingly ugly building, quite
lmpossible-s-a square mass topped by
two towers that apparently have no
earthly excuse for being there. I al
ways want to knock them off, so.'
And the baron gave a quick, disgusted
'Now I return after nine years to see
the Metropolitan Life building. How
different it is, how comparatively com-
plete-the one tall, majestic tower,
directly in the center, front of the
building. The minute you look at the
structure as a whole you realize that
the body of the building Is necessary
to the tower, just as the tower is nec
essary to the body of the building.
They are part of each other, depend
ent upon each other. The first sky
scrapers were wild jumbles of brick
and stone without apparent reason.
"To be sure, America still leans to
ward too much petty detail In its archi
tecturetoo much carving and that
sort of thing. However, that does not
interfere with the general outlines.
They are Improving marvelously, and
It is safe to say that in ten more years
America will be in a position to boast
of an architecture of her own."
. Popular Parisian Fad.
The freak photograph is the popular
fad in Paris at present. Several pho
tographers are making it a specialty
and turn out the humorous, grotesque
and grewsome in large quantities. One
of these received In New York recently
shows a young woman fashionably at
tired carrying In her hand a hat of, the
peach basket shape containing her
head. Another represents a man con
templating his own smiling face. He
holds the head as Hamlet was supposed
to have held the skull of Yorlck. Still
another .shows a young man In a cof
fin, smoking a cigarette and supposed
ly listening to the funeral oration,
which Is being delivered by himself.
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On Sale May 17, July 1, August 11
Going transit limit 10 days from date of sale, final return limit October
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 te had at a slight
advance over the rates quoted.
Fu1' 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
V. E. WATTERS
The Benton County
Real Estate Agent
1T If you have anything to buy, sell or exchange, see us. No padded
prices. If As to our responsibility, and methods ot doing business, we refer
you to the business men of Corvallis. H Some splendid bargains send for
Knife Blade Building.
Facing the new Williamsburg bridge
plaza. In New York, will be built an
office and store structure only six feet
eleven inches wide. The depth will be
a hundred feet It will be built on the
southwest corner of Delancey and
Clinton streets. It will be two stories
high. " The cost la placed at $10,000.
The narrow strip of land was left by
the cutting away of the blocks taken
to laake the plaza.
YOU GET WHAT 17E GET.M
Our books are open for your inspection.
I jfjRl Buyers name giren if wanted, We not only
get top prices, but you can satisfy yourself
ffsMMiaS absolutely at any time that yon get what we
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