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CORVALLIS DAILY GAZETTE
Published every evening except Sun
day.' . Office: 259-263 Jefferson street,
corner Third street, Corvallis, Oregon.
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CORVALLIS WEEKLY GAZETTE
Wooley, president of the . Mount
Holyoke College for Girls.
Miss Wooley argued that the
girl who works for a living is
moie sincere in her love for a
home than the college girl, and
she declared that the former is
of the two, the more anxious to
marry,.,. . ,.-, , ..,.,..' ..
"I do not see howMiss Wooley
arrived at the second half of her
conclusion," says Nixola Greeley
Smith. "For since . marriage
constitutes the only business the
Delivered bv carrier, per week....
Delivered by carrier, per month. .. .50 1 woman who does not work for a
Bv mail, one year, in advance .. 5 ',. . . , .1
By mail, six months, in advance...- 2 50 J living may engage in honorably,
By mail, one month, m advance...- .50 1 h t natQraUv be less diffi-
cult to please than the working
woman. Practically all men be
Published Every Friday
Entered at the postoffiee at Corvallis,
Oregon, as second class matter.
One year, in advance $2.00
Six moths, in advance-...
CHAS. L. SPRINGER, Editor and Publisher.
PROVISIONS FOR OLD AGE.
From an article in the Londoni
Economist the following details
concerning the new act passed
by the Canadian Parliament, es
tablishing a bureau for the sale
of annuities to workinginen, are
In the establishment of the
bureau, the erovern ment is not
involved in any pecuniary re
sponsibility beyond the mere
cost of furnishing the machinery
which will not exceed $25,000
The smallest annuity that can
be purchased . is $50, and the
largest $600. Except for cer
tain reasons, ordinary annuities
are payable till the annuitant
has reached the age of 55. They
cannot be seized for debt, are
not transferable, while money
once paid in ou account cannot
be withdrawn. If payments are
interrupted by sickness, : loss of
employment, or any other cause,
they may be renewed at any
time. Payments may be made
weekly, monthly, or yearly, or
in lump sums, as is most conve
nient. A workingman who at the age
of 30 begins to pay 25 cents a
"week, obtains at the age of 55
an ordinary annuity of $47, or
if he continues his weekly pay
ments till he is 70 he thereafter
receives nearly $200 annually.
For the same weekly payment
begun at 20 he receives at 60 an
annuity of $130, and if he leaves
it on deposit with the govern
ment on the understanding that
it shall be employed to purchase
additional amounts of annuity to
commence at 65, he receives a
futher sum of $80, making his
total annuity at 65 $210. If, at
20, he begins with a lump sum
of $10, followed by a weekly pay
ment of 25 cents, with lump
sums of $10 every five years, ua
til he is 60, he is entitled to an
annuity of $151; but if his , em
ployer adds $10 a year the annu
ity at 60 becomes $253, and in
the event of the annuitant's dy
ing, say at 50, his heirs receive
$1215; or if the employe pays
25 cents per week and the em
ployer $10 a year, the annuity at
60 is $231, and if the annuitant
dies at 50 his heirs get $1110,
A man may at 40, by a single de-
ieve that marriage is the secret
goal of every woman, and that
those of us who are over 20 and
still single are more or less
blighted beings. There is no
use quarreling with this fatuous
tradition of the self-satisfied sex.
Let it suffice that women know it
is not so.
"It seems to me impossible to
generalize concerning the sup
eriority as wives of one class of
woman over another. Uuques
tionably the woman who, has
worked for money and who has
had to strike a weekly balance
between a fixed income and fix
ed expenses makes a more prac
tide and perhaps a more con
siderate wife than the more shel
tered and dependent girl. who
has lived at home. She has great
er responsibility, and for the
man who is seeking for tho
qualities she would be the better
helpmate. -But not all men seek
practical wives. Often the most
silly, frivolous little creature of
our acquaintance makes her bus
band happy by her very silliness
and frivolity. A man loves
woman not - for her points of
similarity to him, but her points
of difference. He may look up.
on her vanity and frivolity, as
4a&c-i n ati n g"fei wrrrngq u. . 1 1 tit s.
"From a . woman's point of
ODD GIFT FOR CANNON.
Articles of incorporation of the Ore
gon Audubon Society have been pre
pared and will be filed at once with the
Secretary of State's office, as well as
with the County Clerk. The officers
selected for the first annual period are:
William L. Finley, president; Horatio
H. Parker, . vice-president; Emma' J.
Welty, corresponding secretary; Eliza
beth. Watson, recording secretary, and
Herman T. Bohlman, treasurer. The
objects named in the articles are:
To use any and all lawful means for
the protection of wild birds and animals
of the State of Oregon and elsewhere;
and by literature, lectures, and, all
other available methods to disseminate
knowledge and appreciation of wild
birds and animals. :
To acquire, own, hold, use, sell and
otherwise dispose of, and convey, , real
and personal property; to accept T'and
receive gifts, devises anq legacies; and
to borrow money and execute therefor
its promissory notes, mortgages ; and
assurances. , '
To do any and all acts and things
which may be necessary, advisable or
convenient for the purpose of - more
effectually accomplishing the purposes
aforesaid, or any of them.
The estimated value of the property
and money possessed by the society at
this time is $250, and the source of its
revenue or income will be from dues,
subscriptions, donations, devises-and
legacies from its members and others,
fteorge Washington a Palatial
Vessel With Many Innovations.
THE THIRD LARGEST AFLOAT.
New North German Lloyd Liner Has
Thirty-ona Cabins With Baths At
tached Style of Decoration Simple,
but Elegant Several Safety Devices
Installed. - ?
The new North German Lloyd liner
George Washington which recently ar
rived at New .York on her maiden voy
age from Bremen, in addition to being
the largest German ship and the third
largest vessel afloat. Is different in
every way in her Interior decorations
from any liner that has ever been In
New York. The roominess of the
cabins and saloons harmonizes with
the colonial style of the decorations.
Tbe dining saloon, which-has a seat
ing capacity 'of 350 persons, is dec
orated In white and gold, with red
morocco chairs and a gilded dome,
while the sides are adorned with floral
designs on a blue background. Each
table has been arranged to seat from
two to six persons, and the chairs are
roomy and movable. On either side of
the saloon there are a number of white
painted colonial pillars that give It
more the appearance of a southern
hotel dining room rather than that of
a saloon of an Atantic liner. A cold
buffet at one end Is another of the
numerous Innovations on board.
Ipeaker of the House Received Stick
of Licorice From New . Yorker.
' One of the most : curious gifts that
have ever been received by Speaker
Cannon came to him recently from A.
W. Ten Eyck of New York. It was a'
small stick of licorice Inclosed in a..
common envelope without a word of
comment, says a Washington dispatch.
The package lay in the New York post-
office for' ten days because of insuffi
cient postage. It was finally forward
ed by Postmaster Morgan and opened
by L. Whyte Busbey. the speaker's
The round tube of licorice was exam
ined gingerly before it was shown to
the speaker In order that Its Identity
might be fully determined. ' ' ,
'It might be a bomb," was the sug
gestion made by a visitor to the speak
'No," answered Mr. Cannon. "It was
probably sent by some friend to break
me of the tobacco habit"
Mr. Busbey says that, the licorice is
one or tne strangest bits or corre
spondence be has ever been called on
to .answer. Some time ago a match
and a piece of bologna sausage were
sent to the speaker, but the name of
the sender was not given.
One of the most attractive parts of
and any income which may be derived the first cabin accommodation is the
from the investment or use "of any smoking room, which Is divided In two
sections, upper ana lower, wnicn are
connected by a broad staircase. A full
length oil painting of George Washing
ton occupies the center of the upper
smoking room, which leads out to the
open cafe on the awning deck. This
cafe Is equipped with small tables and
chairs for passengers to take their
after "dinner coffee. The gymnasium
is on the same deck. Forward on the
sun deck Is the solarium, a luxurious
lounge seventy feet long by fifty feet
wide, decorated with green and gold
tapestry and palms and flowers of all
moneys or property so acquired."" .
Goddess Contest j-
The latest count in the contest ', for
the Goddess of Liberty is as follows:
Mabel Rich.. .............4115
Gertrude McBee. ...7. ...1095
Nora Thomson .560
Ora Gibson, Philomath...- ..........500 kinds, which have a cool and refresh
Iva Barclay, 1050 ing effect to the eye.
Laura BurnaD....:... ....i ...430 Perfect in its beauty, the great read
Grace Wilson .........,..135
Clara Baker..-....'...!..... '.J$im
Mary Nolan... ...1.L.260
Mary Danneman... ....605
Lulu Spangler ......4..510
The contest closes Friday nights and
in the interval the friends of the frec-
pective young ladies should do some
LAST OF SENIOR WRANGLERS.
Ing room represents to a nicety the
thoughtful creation of Professor Bruno
Paul. It is located on the utter prom
enade deck, which Is entirely given
over to the public assembly rooms ex
cept for a few cabins of the first class.
The reading room is In subdued tones,
without external, ornamentation, giv
ing an air of distinguished restfulness.
By reason of its simplicity the idea of
spaciousness Is much enhanced. An
Ingenious arrangement of the furoK
ture , adds to the architectural effect.
The bookcases are let Into the walls
Famous Cambridge University Honor
Won by Chilean Student.
The last senior wranglership to be
given by Cambridge university in Eng
land was awarded to P. J. Daniel of
Valparaiso, Chile. Mynott Neville of
London obtained second place, and
Louis J. Wordell, son of Phineas Wor
dell of Philadelphia, was third.
The keenest interest was taken in
this competition, and the presence of
the South American students gave the
contest an international aspect.
Louis J. : Wordell. who came near
winning the last senior wrangleship,
is anxious that a wrong impression
should not get abroad respecting his
objections to being coached for the
examination. . x
"If I bad been coached," he said, "1
should not have done as well as 1 did.
This 1 know from past experience."
For the last 150 years and probably
longer the "term senior wrangler has
been given at Cambridge to the man
who was first in the annual examina
tion qualifying for the bachelor of arts
degree In mathematical honors. The
custom now has been abolished.
ALL BLACK BALLROOM.
view, or from that of any Misin
terested observer in fact, a work
ing woman makes an ideal wife.
For she knows the value of mon
ey. : 'v. . . -
"She knows the value or
rather the lack of value of
promiscuous admiration from
men. Tie susceptibility of the
sheltered woman to coarse flat
tery is the most pitiful thing
about her, as well as the most
.ngerous to her husband's
peace, ine working woman on
the contrary, knows the game;
and consequently plays the game
squarely when she plays it at all.
"Men say that she loses a cer
tain charm in the process. -There
is a whole lot of nonsense talked
about 'rubbing the bloom off the
peach,' - etc. In a fine peach the
bloom goes to the core. In a fine
woman it goes to the soul, far
beyond the reach of the super
ficial contacts of business life."
Everything' absolutely f ree " ion " the
streets and no fakes will remind one of between the nermanentlv fixed writ
the good old-fashioned Fourth of July's ing tables, utilizing every nook -and
that was intended by our lore-tathers.
The Oreeon Commission extends a
general . invitation to all Beaver State
people to attend the A. Y. P. E. on Or
egon day, July 9.
The proof of the revised city charter
has been received from the Portland
printers and city attorney Bryson and
police judge Denmanare now busily
engaged reading it. . When the job is
finished Mr. Denman says he will have fans in all the saloons combine to keep
it memorized so that he can deliver it as the ship well ventilated.
an address to the public on July 5, after
Judge Harris finishes his oration.
Assistant United States Attorney - J
R. Wyatt returned to Portland Wednes
day evening from Albany, Ore., , where
he represented the Government in the
closing up of .a transaction involving
the purchase, of a site for the new
postoffiee " building there. Congress
appropriated $50,000 at a recent session
for this purpose, but the transfer of
posit, pay arrears of f premium f the property has been delayed
Ul OA Al A icttuuil WJ. a tt?uillllCU uciccv ill Luc
anu. T", title, and this has now been cleared up.
the contract as if he had entered. The site bought by the Governmen tem
at 20. Em plovers of labor may I braces lots 1 and 2, in block 17, Albany,
contract for annuities for em
ployes, and fraternal and bene
volent societies for annuities for
their members. . '
WOMAN'S POINT OF VIEW.
"It is the factory and , shop
and office worker,' and noi Xhe
college-bred girl' who makes the
ideal wife," said - Miss Mary E.
and is situated at the corner of Broad-
albin and Second streets, in the heart
of the city, covering on area of 103x134
feet. It was purchased from George
W. Wright and LaureL Lodge, No. 7,
Knights of Pythias.
Special toilet soap day at the Ba
zaar." - - 6 30 It
Prof, J. B. Horner went., to Albany
today to deliver his ieteresting stereop
ticon lecture on Oregon Literature and
History before the State Teachers' as
corner to the best advantage.
For those who wish the very acme
of luxury while traveling are two Im
perial suites, as they are technically
knorn. These , consist of drawing
room., breakfast and dining room, bed
room fitted with brass beds and bath,
together with all toilet accessories.
There are thirty-one cabins with
baths attached, and all the saloons and
deck cabins have been fitted with large
windows. The loftiness of the liner
between decks and the large electric
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.
- 6-4-4 tw.
CORVALLIS P0ST0FFICE ;
Opens 8 a. m , closes 6 p. m. Sundays
ana nouaays, opens io a. m., closes n
a. m. " ; . .
7, 10 a.m, 12 m.
10 a m, 2, 5 p m
7, 10a m, 12 m
10 a m, 5 p m
it :30 am
10 a m
12 m ...
6pm "" ,
Nearly all of the first cabin rooms
are so high above the water line that
the windows mpy be left open even
In the roughest weather, insuring an
abundance of fresh air and light.-
The vessel Is divided Into thirteen
water tight -compartments, and two
Stairways are provided for every com
partment below the saloon deck, so
that all water tight doors can be closed
during a fog without cutting off com
munication with the other parts of the
The second and third class and steer
age accommodations on the George
Washington have been fitted out In
the same comfortable manner as the
first cabin, according to the respective
classes. The liner has a second crow's
nest suspended from the crosstrees on
the foremast so that the lookout man
will feel the ice In a fog off the banks
of Newfoundland quicker than the
man below in the crow's nest by the
The George Washington was built at
the yards of the Stettiner Vulcan com
pany in Bremen. Her dimensions are:
Length 722 feet 5 inches, beam 78 feet,
Furnishing Craze Started by One
. England's Richest Women.
The latest craze in furnishing is the
an black ballroom. The fashion was
set by Mrs. Houldsworth of London,
one of the richest women in England.
who inherited most of the money left
by the late Mr. Assheton-Smith. The
walls of her drawing room, according
to a London cable dispatch, are of
solid black ebony, with a deep frieze
of gold flowers.
Above the frieze is a line of mirrors,
and in these are reflected electric
lamps, each inclosed in a golden lily
which stands out In high relief from
an ebony panel. The effect is to throw
up the bright colors of the women's
dresses, "and the long line of mirrors
prevents any touch of somberness.
Lady Drogbeda. who only recently
returned from -a very up to date
honeymoon, was so fascinated by Mrs.
Houldsworth's ballroom that she
following suit with an all black draw
ing room relieved with silver and
countless small electric lamps ingen
iously hidden in its moldings.
- i Mails CI jse
Portland 5:30, 10:30 a m, lit m
.van n n -
: Albany 5:30, 10:30 a m, 5;30 depth from awning deck 80 feet speed
Washington and 10:36 a m, 12:30
California a and 10:3o a m, 5:30
uuiiiui oouiii p m
points West 12:30 p m
Monroe 1 :30, 5:30 p m
Mill City and
Philomath and '
12:15 p m
- 5:30 am
18.5 knots, displacement at thtriy-three
feet draft 37,000 tons, gross registered
tonnage 27,000. horsepower 20.000 and
cargo capacity 13,000 tons.
The liner has seven decks and Is
equipped with Marconi wireless appa
ratus, submarine signaling. Stone-Lloyd
for closing the water tight bulkhead
doors. This device enables the doors
to be closed by the simple turning of a
wheel on the bridge deck. These doors
may be closed and the ship practically
hermetically sealed within fifteen Sec
onds. Another safeguard is a bell sys
tem for fire extinguishing purposes.
Some of ' the Innovations of the
MNTRAHTMIS nnrl . MIII HFQ& George Washington are the elimina
tion in ine caous or tue nrsi crass u
upper berths, children's play room, two
electrically worked elevators for pas
sengers, complete electrical equipment,
very wida berths, hot and cold fresh
and salt water, . running water In
rooms, dark room for the use of ama
teur photographers, and on the boat
deck are twenty specially constructed
dog kennels, in charge of a competent
kennel .master, where the pets of pas
sengers may be placed during the trip
and receive, the best of care.
F. I. Gilbert & Son
Jobbing Estimates Furnished.
Ind. Phone 638
Wood, Hay and ;
Oats for Sale
ROY RICKARD, Corvallis
COFFINS OF GLASS.
Texas Inventor Provides Vacuum as
: Last Resting Place.
A Baltimore manufacturer recently
completed the first glass coffin ever
made, it Is said. , Dr. H. G. Becker of
Texas, the inventor, went to Baltimore
to direct the casting of the coffins,
They are-warranted to be as lasting
as if made of stone.
After the body is placed in the cof
fin the end is attached and hermetical
ly sealed. The closing of the "breech1
of the coffin opens a vial of chemicals
which take gaseous form and act as
an extra preserving agent. An a
pump Is then attached to an openiu,
left for t!!- purpose.-- vnruum is es
tablished, and the aperture is sealed.
Edward Everett Hale.
. I"He giveth his beloved sleep."
For him no heart fn all the world
Has any soreness than of grief.
His was the kindly God who curled
The tendrils and who spread the leaf.
Who gave us sky and sun and rain
And saw the world that it was good
No god of wrath and greed and pain.
But one of human brotherhood.
He asked no god of grimy gold
To give what mortals call success,
. . He worshiped not In accents cold
The mammon of unrighteousness, -
But just the good of doing good
Was all he wrote within his creed
And Joyed when that he understood
- The healing of another's need.
God's gladness in his clasping palm.
God's sunshine In his cheering smile,
He gave to aching hearts a balm
And comforted in sorrow's while.
And be was great not of the sword.
Not of the miry pride of craft.
Not of the clutched and clinking hoard.
Not of the rival's venomed shaft.
i But he was great because he went
The path of gladness day by day
And all he earned of Joy he spent
For those he met along the way.
A kingly greatness this of his.
But with no trace of kingly hate,
' For brother love and kindness is
The base of what is truly great.
. And so he folds his hands in sleep,
. His work well done, and his reward
la that he hears the chorus deep - -Of
them that sing before the Lord.
"" What finer thing has God a give, f;'
''- "What nobler task Is writ on htgh. '
..Than having such a life to live
" And having such a death to die?
Wilbur U. Nesbit in Chicago Post.
iV STRANGE CASE
By T. DE WITT BOWMAN.
Copyright, 1909. by American Press Asso
From" my "earliest remembrance 1
lived with Patrick Coulter, an Irish
man. All 1 knew about him up to the
time I was twelve years old was that
he was Mr. Coulter, and 1 was George
Bissell. I "was given to understand by
him that he bad taken uie as an or
phan .and was bringing me up. i cer
tainly was not allied to him by blood.
for I was as refined in appearance as
any gentleman's son. while Mr. Coul
ter showed . unmistakable' signs of
plebeian origin. He was short, red
faced, thickset.' rotund' and with griz-
sly gray hair. He wore on bis face a
perpetual sour expression. 1 confess
that, although 1 was given to under
stand that I owed him everything, I
bated him. . , ,
And I had every reason to hate him,
for he bated me. He was always
surly to me and never even in odd mo
ments showed any affection for me.
Only In one way did he manifest any
interest in me. He would occasionally
have fits of generosity with me. giving
me money quite freely, but always Im
pressing 'it upon me that he was very
good to do so and that 1 should ap
preciate his kindness. He also seemed
to be troubled with a continued fear
of losing me.
The only knowledge he possessed
was that of tfgures. He wrote a good
clerical band, and 1 remember that
such accounts as 1 happened on that
were made by him had a methodical
When I was twelve years old I one
day found Mr. Coulter in conversation
witb a lean, hungry looking man. who,
when I entered, asked, "Is this the
boy?" and Mr. Coulter grumbled a low
'Tea." The man looked at me curi
ously, and when he went away I saw
him putting a lot of bills in bis pocket-book.-
He came after that from time
to time, and on several occasions when
I happened to see him depart he had
evidently received something. His vis
its were always accompanied by bad
humor on the part of Mr. Coulter, and
once I overheard high words between
The most remarkable bit of treat
ment I received from Mr. Coulter was
a good education. When I came to be
eighteen I longed to go to college and -
begged very hard to be sent to a uni
versity. He demurred, but at last con
sented, telling me that I should always
remember that be bad pinched himself
to send me. At college I formed the
pleasantest : associations and often
spent my vacations witb my college
chums.- "M'r. Coulter was greatly vexed
at this, but as I was growing to be
more of a man every day. and he was .
growing old and seemingly a trifle
afraid of me, I usually bad my way.
At leavmg college I wished to study
the law. but for some reason Mr. Coul
ter took a strong dislike to my adopt
ing this profession, and in this In
stance, holding the purse strings, he
One day while I was thinking what
I would do to make myself independ
ent I had occasion to bunt for a letter
1 had mislaid. Mr. Coulter was not in
the bouse, and I rummaged all over
It Finally 1 got Into the garret. There
were several trunks there, all locked.
and an old desk. Protruding from an
under portion of the desk I noticed the
corner of a paper. I pulled It out and
read it. There was nothing In it that
I knew anything about, but the band
writing attracted my attention at once.
Indeed, it was so like mine that for a
time I supposed I had written It and
wondered how It could have come to
be where it was. I put it In my pock
et and studied it. The next time Mr.
Coulter left me alone In the house I
went back to the garret and hunted
till I found a letter in the same hand
writing. This time I was astonished.
It appeared to have been signed by
me. At any rate, it was my name and
my handwriting. It had been written
to Mr. Coulter from abroad and gave
Instructions in the matter of certain
properties possessed by the writer and
evidently managed by Coulter.
I folded the letter, put it in my
pocket, took It down to my room.
locked the door and never gave over
making theories with regard to the
matter till I struck the right one. The
writer of the letter was evidently my
father or a near relative. Without
ever having seen his handwriting, he
redity had determined that as 1 grew
to manhood I should adopt it 1 then
and there determined, maintaining a
perfect secrecy between myself and
Mr. Coulter, to make an Investigation.
I unearthed a great swindle. The
steps I took to do so would form a.
separate story. The tracks of the man
who had done the swindling had been
so adroitly covered that 1 was obliged
to proceed step by step and very slow
ly. I knew in a few months all I
ever came to know, but to untangle my
discoveries so as to turn them Into
proof required a year. When I had
untied the last knot 1 went one day
Into Mr. Coulter's study and. laying a
lot of papers on his desk before which
he sat, said: .
"Take your choice between signing
those or going to tne penitentiary .
He looked up at me white as a sheet,
then, taking up the papers, signed
every one of them without ' reading
them, putting me In possession of a
" My father, a widower, had died
abroad, leaving roe. -a baby. In bis sis
ter's care. She died soon after, and
Coulter took me. - Then be laid his
scheme for appropriating my property.