Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909, June 23, 1909, Image 1

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    VOL. I. NO. 45
Pomona Grange Starts Fight in Defense
of Initiative and Referendum and
Will Prepare Memorial to People of
tie State to Uphold It.
The "progressive" Republicans, as
distinguished from the "reactionaries,",
will also uphold the initiative and refer
endum. - The progressives, admitting
that the initiative has been overworked
and has been subjected to frauds and
forgeries in the manner of -securing
signatures, are opposed to abolishing
the law.
Given Another Chance. .
Midshipmen Barrett,"-of r Hillsboro,
and Roesch, of Pendleton, Oregon, who
recently failed in mathematical exami
nation at Annapolis Naval Academy,
and who are now on the annual cruise,
will, through the efforts Of Representa
tives Hawley and Ellis, be given an
other mathematical examination when
they return to the academy in Septem
ber. If they pass this their "standing
will not be impaired.
Governor Benson Will Attend.
War over the initiative and referen
dum is brewing in Oregon, and the first
outcropping came with the carefully
Drepared set of - resolutions introduced
by J. W. Campbell at the Sellwood Re-
publican Club, .The first to jump to !
the defense of the law is Multnomah
district, Pomona Grange, which held a
session last week at Lents, and, with
200 people in attendance, passed reso
lutions denouncing the action of the
Sellwood club in the following language:
"Resolved, That we denounce the
.. resolutions adopted by the Sellwood Re
publican Club aimed at the initiative
and referendum law, and reaffirm our
support and defense of this law, believ
ing -the action of the club part of a
scheme to destroy the law; therefore
be it : .,;' '
"Resolved, That a committee of
three be appointed to prepare a' suit-'
" able memorial to the people of the state
in defense of the law and against the
attack made upon it. "
These resolutions were suggested by
J. J. Johnson, state lecturer,, and the
V, committee. . appointed to prepare the
TOettoriaf' 'tx-ih&tyiotfst tomx&Sti:
: J. Johnson, Ray Gill and H. A. DarnalL
When they have prepared their state
ment it is to be given to the newspapers
of the state for publication.
In discussing the initiative and refer
endum and the attack made by the
club at Sellwood, the state lecturer of
theGrange declared that the Patrons
of Husbandry stand for the initiative
and referendum if they stand for any
thing at all. ,- The Sellwood resolutions
were stigmatized as part of a deep-laid
plot to destroy the law. The principle
of the law is one of the principles of
the Grange.
Old-line politicians are delighted with
the action of the Sellwood Club, for
they are opposed to the initiative and
referendum, the direct primary and a
few other of the new political ideas of
Oregon. The chief defenders of the law
will be the State Grange, a strong or
ganization, which has the votes and can
be depended on to . fight back just as
hard as the ward club politicians.
Governor Benson has accepted an in-
vitation to attend the exercises at the
' laving of the cornerstone of the new
Odd Fellows' hall in McMinnville Satur
; dav. Judee George H. Burnett, ; of
! Salem, will deliver the address. '
Another Trust
Has "Busted"
The bishop advocated better salaries
for the clergy. "Nine hundred dollars
i a year' and no house," he said, "is
I about the wages of a skilled mechanic,
! but no parish will be r content for its
I pastor . to live or dress as does a me
chanic. Parishes should see to it that
in these days, when the cost of living
has increased 37 per cent over ten years
ago, that an adequate increase 'should
he made to the nastor's salarv. Rallv
g round your clergyman, encourage him,
-. fvd .ray for him. .-.He is God's ambassador
to you and. to your children; sympath
ize, with him, give . him of your loyal
support, and remember that in the min
istry, as in other fields of service, "the
iaborer is worthy of his hire. "
Washington Leads All Other States in
the Industry With Louisana Second-Total-was
33,239,369,000 Feet
Mostly Yellow Pine.'
The Pacific Cascara Company, better
known in the local bark trade as the
"Cascara Trust," has gone out of busi
ness. Internal dissensions in the com
pany are said ;to have caused the trou
ble, says the Jutland Oregonian. .
The Pacific Cascara Company was or
ganized last year by half a dozen Ore'
gon and Washington -dealers in this
bark for the - avowed purpose .of hand
ling cascara on.a large scale. Merchants
outside the combination", declared its
purpose was to keep down the produc
tion of the commodity so that the mem
bers, all of whom were carrying'1 large
stocks, could dispose of their ' holdings
at a profit. The , weak' point . in the
schenie,. howeverwas lieact thajfc the;
company could exercise no control over
the small' independent bark dealers in
the Northwest, and these independents
were enabled to dictate the price at
which the cascara was bought, and at
the same time the Eastern demand,
'while the big company was keeping its
stock off the market.
Some of the members of the company,
it is said, finding they had to pay good
prices for new bark and being restricted
by the rules of the concern from dis
posing of their supplies as they wanted
to, undertook to conduct selling opera
tions on a private scale. This led to a
disruption of the whole scheme and at
a meeting recently it was decided to
disband the company and go out of
business, which was done.
Peeling is under way now in the coast
districts, and a considerable quantity of
new bark is finding its way to market,
for which buyers are paying five cents
a pound. The total peel will probably
be of the average size. The Eastern
and foreign demand continues slow.
A story of love and adventure in Central America.
A young American engineer is sent to Central America to build an
electric road and is prevented surveying over the plantation of a wealthy
planter. The engineer goes to the planter's home to plead his cause. While
there he meets the planter's daughter and her suitor, an army officer. The
engineer's visit proves fruitless and he determines to push the work after
night, but is discovered. The daughter, in her father's absence, goes armed
to prevent the work. She is surprised to find the engineer, for whom she
has conceived a liking, in charge. But duty forbids sentiment, and she tries
to be very masterful in her opposition. . They parley, and the daughter,
while trying lo be firm, is not obstinate. She invites the engineer to lunch
with her. Her father and. the officer return and find them eating. She is
sent to the house while the engineer and his workmen quietly depart. The
officer shoots the engineer and fires the brush. The daughter rescues the
engineer and takes him home. He loses his mind and she finishes his work
for him. They walk out to view the works and his mind returns. He has
not only got the road through but has won the planter's daughter.
A powerful moral lesson in Biograph pictures
' This is a most interesting subject with a strong moral. It shows how
easy it is for a man to fall into intemperance through the thoughtless invi
tation of his friends. One drink starts him on the downward' path, making
A veritable brute, of him; failing to realize his loathsome sinister condition
until during a saloon brawl he is the cause ofhe death of his own child.
Three different subjects of talk pic
hires and 2000 feet of regular
pictures at the Palace
Friday and Saturday
During the year 1908 31,231 sawmills
in the United States manufactured 32,-
239,369,009 feet of ' lumber, according
to a preliminary report just issued by
the Bureau of the Census. These mills
also cut 12,106; 483,000 shingles and 2,
986,684,000 lath. Lumber manufactu
ring, like every other industry, felt
the effects of the business depression
which began in October, 1907. , Conse
quently the production in 1908 was
below that for the previous year.. In
1907 the cut of 28,850 sawmills was 40,-
256,124,000. feet, the highest production .
ever recorded. Notwithstanding, there
fore, that in 1908 reports were received
from 8 per cent more mills than in 1907
the decrease in lumber cut reported by
them was slightly over 17 per cent, 't v
: . Washington, as for several years past,
still ranks first among the ' states in
lumber production, its cut in.1908 being
2,915,928,000 feet . a decrease of 22.8
per cent from the cut in 1907. ' Nearly
all' the lumber manufactured in Wash
ington is-Douglas - fir, the market -for
which 'was ' seriously affected, by. the
- Louisiana ranks second, with 2,722.
421,000 feet; a decrease of 250,000,000
feet, or 8.4 per cent from the cut in
1907. ' Louisiana is first in the produc
tion of both yellow pine and cypress
Cypress is a particularly useful and
valuable wood, and apparently the
manufacturers of it did not suffer
severely from dull times as did the
manufacturers of yellow pine and
Douglas fir. .
Mississippi was the third state in
lumber production in 1908, with a total
of 1,S61,016,000 feet a decrease of 11
per cent from the cut in 1907. ' ' -
Arkansas ranked fourth, with 1.656,-
991,000 feet a decrease of nearly 17
per cent, and Wisconsin fifth, with !,
613,315,000 feet against 2,003,289,000
feet in 1907.
In Texas, where the lumber industry
is confined almost exclusively to yellow
pine,' the falling off was very heavy.
The total cut ot the state m 1908 was
,624,008,000 feet a decrease of 31.6
per cent in 1907.
Eight other states , manufactured
more, than 1.000.000,000 feet each of
lumDer last year, in the order Ot im
portancc they were: Michigan, Oregon,
Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ala
bama, North Carolina and Maine, other
states which reported more than i;000,
000,000 feet each in 1907, went just be
low that figure in 1908.
End of Episcopal
t . Newt From Newport
The Bummer tourists residing in
cottages at Seal Rocks, ten miles below
fiere, had a shock Sunday morning
when they discovered a number of tents
resembling v" a circus pitched in their
scenic landscape. The intruders were
members of the United States Engineer
Corps in command of Lieutenant Hav-
den. U. S.- A., who are surveying the
Coast for: a war map. When assured
by the soldiers that war had not been
declared they were much relieved and
swapped stories with the engineers,
who lately were stationed in Cuba,
Ex-GovernOr Lord, 'Mrs. '.Breyman;
Squire Farror, J. O, Baker, of Salem,
and Professor Hawthorne. 6f the
University of Oregon are the regular
visitors to that quiet resort. An enthu
siastic meeting of the local "Board of
School : Directors was held Tuesday
when T. C. Holleck was elected chair
man to succeed S. G. : Irvin. Dr. Min-
thorn and H. D. Blakely being retained.
The citizens of Newport want the city
to be a place for homes as well as for
tourists, and in consequence, have built
up a thorough educational system. " To
the present courses hi the ' high school,
namely, scientific, classical and com
mercial, have been added a department
of manual training and school of music.
s .
Corvallis Will Have the Greatest Cele
bration This Year of Any City in the
Valley Committees Preparing Pro
gram Full of Entertainment.
Drain Normal -1
Is Utilized
With an - abandoned state normal
school on their hands the plucky people
of Prain have decided to open a first
class high school. They have engaged
Prof, A. J. Garland and Mrs. Garland
to conduct the school, with a ' full four
year high school course of study. Men
like N. D. Cool, W. C. Edwards and J.
W. Spaulding as directors, Ira W.
Wimberly as clerk, are ot the never-
say-die kind who will win out under
most circumstances. They have a val
uable plant for educational purposes
and it is commendable to give that part
of the state the advantage of some
thing besides the "eighth-grader" that
in future will be Oregon's main reliance
for supplying school teachers.
Mr. and Mrs. Myer, of JAlbany, were
the guests of Phillip Phile yesterday.
Corvallis is going to celebrate the
Nation's birthday this year in good old'
fashioned style. That means speeches,
music by the band and the sweetest
singers in town, a parade that will as-
tonish eyerybody by its attractive fea
tures, all kinds of sports and plenty of
Of course there will be lots of noise,
The Fourth wouldn't be genuinely cele
brated without it, but nobody minds
that, and if they do, what's the differ
ence?- American patriotism must
have an escape valve once a year at
least and now is the time to make
noise like being glad that there is such
an anniversary as Independence day
The committees are doing their ut
most to fix up a program that will be
one long round of excitement from the-
boom of the sunrise gun to the flash of
the last rocket and they deserve a lot
of credit for the thought and time they
are giving to please the people.
The parade is going to be a wonder.
Beside the magnificent float, with the
Goddess of Liberty, : and long fine" of
decorated vehicles and autos, -there will
"Bell Iongcavalcade"bi'hbrs6bii2kriders
both ladies and men, the
to be represented and a handsome
prize given for the best troop.
Get ready to celebrate and "make a
day of it that will long be remembered.
of Agriculture in response to a recent
recommendation on behalf of the ship
pers of apples, pears, ' peaches, prunes,
grapes and other fruits grown in Ore- ,
Your esteemed favor of the 10th in
stant is at hand, requesting that a com
petent man be assigned to Oregon for
the purpose of teaching the people of
that state how to ship various kinds of
perishable fruits. This department is
carrying on extensive investigations
along this line in different parts of this
country and it has been our desire for
some time to extend the work in the
extreme Northwest, but up to this time
we have not been able to do so. G.
Harold Powell, who is in charge of the
fruit transportation and storage investi
gations, is . planning to take a trip to
Washington and Oregon during the
present summer in order to become ac
quainted with the problems of this na
ture that need developing in those
states. It is Mr. Powell's intention to
visit Oregon on this trip.
It will not be possible to carry on
definite investigations in the Northwest
during the present summer, but I can
assure you that our investigations will
be extended to that section just as soon
as it can be done.
Slights Oregon
Under a river and harbor resolution
that passed the House Monday, Oregon
will derive no benefit. In view of the
ruling of the Controller in regard
to the Coos Bay appropriation
secured through Representative
Hawley, the unexpended bal
ance . of the old Coos" Bay appropria
tion remains available for use without
futher Congressional action.
The engineers have recently reported
that the balance of the appropriation
for the Columbia River below Tongue
Point, amounting to $24,257, is not
needed, so that- amount will go back in
to the treasury on July 1.
.Laid to Rest
Excursion to Newport.
The Corvallis & Eastern will run an
excursion to Newport Sunday, June 27.
Train leaves Corvallis at 8 a. m., arriv
ing at Yaquina at noon. Train leaves
Yaquina for return at 6 p. m., arriving
at Corvallis at 9 :50 " p. m. - Fare 1.50
for round trip. 6-23-4t
: R. C. Linville, Agent.
Fruit Shippers
Given Hints
Representative Hawley has received
the following letter from the Secretary
This afternoon at two o'clock the last
sad tribute of respect was paid to the
memory of Mrs. Vidella F. Miller, be
loved wife of F. L. Miller, at the fam
ily home on North Fifth street, and at
the conclusion of the touching service,
conducted by Rev. J. R. N. Bell, the
c asset was Dome to crystal e ceme
tery and tenderly committed to the
grave while the solemn and impressive
burial service of the Order of the East
ern Star was said as all that was mortal
was peacefully laid to rest. The floral
offerings were many and beautiful, all
conveying a silent, yet fragrant tribute
to the dear departed and emblematic of
the bright beyond to which the spirit
had wended its flight.
Sadie E. Wright, who has been vis
iting at the George B. Keady home will
leave for the Seattle Exposition Friday.
She will be accompanied on the trip by
Miss Edith Keady.
The twenty-first Diocesan Convention
of the Episcopal Church was brought
to an end Sunday. Bishop Chas. Scad-
ding; delivering his annual address at
Trinity Church, congratulated the con
vention on having attained its majority
and then briefly reviewed the work ac
complished by the church during the
past 21 years. V
Bishop Scadding did not think the
church had kept pace with the commer
cial prosperity of the state, and urged
his people to renew personal consecra
tion and effort. He referred hopefully
to the work of St. Helen's Hall, the
church for girls, and by the good work
being done by the Good Samaritan Hos
pital. While this is a church hospital,
it is no wise, limited in its rules of ser
vice to Episcopalians, he said, - but
reaches out to all the suffering and
needy, irrespective of their ; religion.
l ne demands upon the .hospital are
greater than it can well meet, and the
bishop strongly advocated the building
of a city hospital.
"Our policy as a church must be one
of optimistic aggressiveness," he said,
"and I charge every layman and clergy
man' to renew his efforts in the confi
dence of a certain faith."
July Designers and
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and Styles
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styles, strictly tailored. ; Prices from
$12.50 to $35.00
Ladies lingerie dresses, kimonas and dressing sacques all SPECIALLY PRICED
Special prices on all shirt waists and muslin underwear.
mm '
Ladies' two
clasp silk and
lisle gloves,
white, black,
tan, grey and
brown. Double
tip. Values to
$1, special
Ladies Tan Oxfords
Tan Russia
calf, premier
and Rugby
lasts, dark tan,
vici kid, ideal
last,' heavy
and turn soles.
Our regular $3.00 shoe,
special this week,