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TUESDAY EVENING AUG. 28, 1906.
BROTHER WARREN AND SIS
It was not orthodox and entirely
outside the ministerial" prerogative
for the Rev. Brother Smythe in
Rev. Brother Warren's own pulpit
and before his own congregation to
denounce Brother Warren as a de
spoiler of homes and a lover of Sis
ter Smythe. It was, on the other
hand, not strictly orthodox and not
in complete harmony with the teach
ings of the gospel and family ethics
for Rev. Bro. Warren to withdraw
his love from his own wife and
three children and bestow that love
upon Sister Smythe and her two
children. As to Sister Warren's
part in this comedy of the pulpit,
she seems to have remained decent
ly and happily behind-the curtain.
The incident is valuable from two
standpoints, first it shows how the
Pittsburg millionaire is not always
the man in the c?sei and second
that it furnishes the plot for some'
thing new in melodrama that might
be entitled, 'The Gay Pulpiteer; or
how Brcther Warren wooed and
won Sister Smythe and Brother
Smythe's roaring revenge."
przie ring as effectively as though
there were an "ough"ia it, and yet
jq'o poet, no bard, no sentimentalist
would "shed one gentle tear" on
account of the change in orthogra
phy. It and the other short cuts
involved in the propo3ed reform
would reduce the labor necessary
to express an idea, would compress
language in newspapers, books and
all other publications into far
smaller space, would reduce the la
bor of every form of written lan
guage, would aid the student and
save the children from toil, and
what is more than all, would start
the English tongue far on the way
to be the universal language of the
world, which otherwise, it can nev
AS TO SPELLING.
The Rooseveltian leap in behalf
of the proposed spelling reform mer
its emulation. It may not be usual
for a president of the United States
to appear as a revolutionist in any
line, but it is mainly by the un
usual things that he has done that
Mr. Roosevelt is so much in vogue
As to the spelling reform, the
incongruous and irrational group
ings of letters into so-called words,
as is the case in the English lan
guage is one of the chief absurd
ities of the age. Dough, through,
rough, slough, all, with a widely
different pronounciation of the ough
13 what sends consternation to the
embryo learner of the language,
ana delays ceyona tne nfcessary
. time the mastery of orthography
by the growing child. "Slow" in
stead of slough, "do" instead of
dough, "thru" instead of through,
and -ruf" instead rough, would
save infinite vexation and delay to
the student of our tongue, and spare
manv a pang and many a tear to
the children. The mowing scythe,
the grain cradle and ox team have
yielded to the mower, the harvester,
and the railroad train. If the old
forms of the English words that
the primitive and unskilled English
man made centuries ago, must be
retained, the telegraph and tele
phone ought to be discarded. If
"ruf" is not better than rough,
then the 20th century printing
press, the compound engine and
the linotype are failures. If, in
our business, in our factories and
on our farms we had to use the
ancient and tedious methods that
we daily submit to in our orthog
raphy how quickly would our
vaunted achievements and o u r
headship of the world in all
lines fade away. If, we in
sist that "phthisic" is better
for us than "tizik" then why shall
we not likewise insist upon throw
ing aside the up-to-date threshing !
machine with its unnumbered labor
saving devices and go back to the
old hand flail?
Language is constantly subject
to change. The English speech of
today is the haphazard and chance
evolution of many centuries. It has
happened to be so without applica
tion of intelligent or orderly design.
To apply now a few sensible
changes making the tongue less
cumbersome and in more complete
harmony with the age would be mere
ly an observance of the general laws
of progress. It can be done with
out doing violence to sentiment or
good sense. No tradition clings
round "tough" to forbid it to be
written "tut"." It would be just
as expressive to describe tne orr
dinary beefsteaks as "tuf," as it
would be in the old fashioned way,
'Rul" would describa the play in a
But More Cattle, Horses and
Hogs in Benton this Year
ine total taxable property in
Benton county according to this
year's.assessment roll is $4, 51 5,420
The total number of acres of land
under assessment is 369,592. The
number of horses in the county is
2,43r; of cattle, 7,573; of sheep,
24,250; of hogs, 2,199. The figures
are from the assessment roll, on
which the footings were completed
by Assessor Davis and assistants.
Mrs. Strange and Robert Johnson,
The total taxable property is
more than $200,000 less than last
year, when it was $4,742,985. Of
sheep this year there are 200 less
than last year when the number
was '24, 450. Last year the number
of hogs was 1,716; this year, 2,199;
horses, last year was, 2,398, this
year, 2,431; cattle, last year, was
7i369r this year, 7.59.V The totals
on this year's roll are as follows:
Acres tillable land, 63 506.
Value tillable land, $1,460,880,
Acres nontillable land, 306,086.
Value nontillable land$i, 165,760
Value lots. $341,630.
Value improvement lots.$3i9,035
Miles R. R., Tel. and Tel. lines,
398. Value, 245,820.
Value R. R. rolling stock, $13,-"5-
Value mdse., $137,645.
Value farming imple., $52,180.
Notes subaccounts,,. 0,850.
onarei piock, 700. .-:
Value share of Etock, $28,500
Value household furniture, $73-,
No. horses, 2431.
No. cattle, 7573.
No. sheep, 24,250.
No swine, 2199.
William W. Barker, father of
L. A. Barker of this city, and who
visited Corvallis for some time
last year, died at Everett, Wash
ington, ,last Thursday of heart
failure, aged 75 s ears, 10 months
and 16 days. William Wallace
Barker was born in the town of Or
well, Oswego county. New York,
October 7, 1830, and removed with
his parents to Waukasha county.
Wisconsin, in-1846. July 20, 1852
he was united in marriage with
Martette Hungerford, who died
March 5, 1900, at Clayton county,
Iowa. In 1853, he removed to
De'phi, Deleware county, where he
resided until 1880, when he moved
to Clayton county, Iowa. In Oct
ober 1 901, he journeyed to Everett,
Washington, to reside with his
his daughter, Mrs. William Mc-
Fall. To the marriage nine chil
dren were born, of whom seven are
now living, towit; Mrs. Caroline
Wheeler, Delphi, Iowa; Mrs. Helen
McFall, Everett, Wash. : Mrs! Ab-
bie Peet, Lamont, Iowa; Albert
Barker, W. L- Barker, and ,. Mrs.
Lottie Scott, Clayton county, Iowa;
and L. A. Barker, Corvallis. "He
had one brother, Lauren Barker,
of Brookfield, Wisconsin, and one
sister, Louisa Alexander, Rockelm,
Wisconsin. The deceased was a
member of the M. E. church of
How Much' Should the Gtv
Pay for Fire Protection.
A matter that is pending in the
city council is the question of what
sum the city shall pay monthly for
ore protection. There is now fur
nished the city 40 fire hydrants,
so disposed that from two to half a
dozen .streams, can, in very quick
time, be put en any building inside
the corporate limits. Property in
the town, in fact, is more complete
ly protected than in almost any oth
er town in the state. It is an ad
vantage in which the whole public
shares, those who are water con
sumers, as well as those who are
not. It is a benefit, of course,
to renters, and to the humblest
householders, but it is of greatest
benefit to large property owners.
I here are very large property
owners in Corvallis who are not
patrons 01 tne mountain water sys
tem, tire protection is worth more
to them by far, than it is to the
renter who owns nothing but his
household effects and wearing ap
parel. If the renter happens to be
a water consumer and the big prop
erty owner is not, and if, in addi
tion the water commission should
not receive remuneration from the
city for fire protection, the renter
would, in higher water rates, be re
quired to pay the fire protection for
the big property owner, a proposi
tion that would, be manifestly . un
fair. .That this big property owner,
whether a water consumer or not,
should pay his just share of the fire
protection, and that the whole bur
den of paying for fire protection
should not be imposed on renters
and poor water consumers in higher
water rates, is generally admitted.
If anybody resists the proposition
it must be big property owners and
only from a selfish . standpoint,
though no such opposition so far as
known, has appeared. There is, j
however, some difference of opinion
in the council as to what the amount
to be paid for fire protection should
be. Of course, the larger the sum
paid by the council for fire protec
tion, the smaller, the water rates
will be to cousumers.
Another phase that enters into
the matter is the prestige brought
to Corvallis by the mountain water
system. It is known that many
people have located and are locat
ing here because of the town's
magnificent water supply. , There
are many who think the great ac
tivity in building last vear and this,
has been much- heightened jtbs
pracrwaoct -tne nnal acauire-
merit of mountain Water. All over
Oregon this water supply is talked
about and commended as a - Corval
lis attraction, and as an advantage
f or the state college. This makes
the building and lots of the big
property owner more valuable. It
is a financial benefit to him.' It
enables him to sell his property, if
he wants to sell it, for n.ore money.
It means that he reaps a direct ad
vantage out of the mountain ater
system. But no such advantage
comes in increased property values
to the renter, who owns nothing.
Ought not then, the big property
owner, in taxes pay something for
the benefit he derives? Is this not
particularly true if he be not a
water consumer, and there are such ?
In what other way : is the non
resident property owner to be reach
ed, and be jnade to pay his share
of the benefit 5 he directly- derives
from the mountain water systeiu for
which he pays nothing? - Should
the renter have to pay in higher
water rates for the advantage in in
creased property values, and for
the fire protection of thenon-res'dent
property owner? Or should the cou
cil pay an adequate and just com
pensation for fire protection to the
end that these public burdens shall
be justly and equitably distributed..
The matter ot fire protection
compensation is in the hands of the
special committee, ,' consisting of
Wiles, Irvine and Fuller, and a
report will be. made at the next
regular meeting of the council.
FOUND. A sack containing wearing
apparei. u wrier can nave same by
paying for this notice and proving
property. Call at thia office.
Well Drilling. .
J. E. Sloper i prepared to sink wells
through quick sand and gravel. Rock
drilling a specialty. ; Inquire of J. R.
Smith & Co., or address J. Jfi. Sloper,
: Corvallis, Oregon.
New Goods! New Goods!
' ' -'v--'-;
A car of new goods will ar
rive this week for the fal
trade consisting of
Bed Room Suites, Hotel Dressers, KitcheS-.
Treasures, Student Tables, Dining Ta
bles Center Tables, Dining Chairs, Rock
ers, Couches, Couch Covers, Poitiers Etc, Etc.
We are therefore enabled to show you the largest stock of
general House Furnishings even displayed in Corvallis.
We are also receiving in this shipment a large supply of new
( patterns of wall paper, several rolls of new
Ingrain Carpet, New Air Tight Hea
ters, (Granite and Tinware."
; Donate a little 6t vour 'valuable time to the
examination ot our goods and prices. Don't go to bed and dream
of coming tomorrow or next week , but come today.
. .'."'. - - .V" L'
Come select your goods while stock is full, bring your neighbor.
Our stock is fine, large and new
In every line complete,
Its just the stock my ' friend if
Want goods that can't be beat.
The time to Buy
If you are wise you'll come today
While bargains still abound,
There's bargnins for you any
way - ,
When'er you come around. ,"-
Hollenberg & Cady
The Hustling Furniture Dealers.
On a hundred dollars will buy a
Franklin Hop Baler. For sale at
F anklin Iron Works,
Economy fruit jars at Thatcher
; . " Galveston's Sea Wall. :
makes life now as safe in that citep as on
the higher uplands. E W Goodloe, who
lesides on Dution S., in Waco Tex.,
needs no sea wall for safety. He writes :
"I have used Dr. Kiag's-New Discovery
for consumption the past five years and
it keeps me well and safe. Before that
time I had a caugh which for years had
been growing worse. Now it's gone."
Cures chronic Coughs, La Grippe, Croop
Whooping Cough and prevents Pneumo
nia. Pleasant to take." Every bottle
guaranteed at Allen & Woodward's drug
store Price 50o and $1.00 Trial bottle
free. ' .
The First National Bank of Corval
. lis, Oregon, transacts a general
conservative banking- business.
Loans rnbney on approved secu
rity. Drafts bought and sold and
money, traneferredto the principal
cities of the United States, En
rope and foreign countries.
Newport, Yaqtina Bay, Breitenbush
, Hot Springs From All S. P. and
''- ,' C & E. Points. .. "'':
On and after-June 1, 1906. the Southern Pacific,
In connection with tbe Corvallis & Eastern rail
road, will have on sale round trip tickets from
points on their lines to Newport, Yaquiua and
Detroit at low rates, good for return until Octo
ber 10, 1906. '
Three daytiekets to Newport and Yaqulna,
! good going, Saturdays and returning Mondays,
are also on sale from all East Side points, Port
land to Eugene, Inclusive, and from all West
side points, enabling people to visit their famil
ies and spend Sunday at the seaside..
Season tickets from all East Side points, Portl
and to Eugene, inclusive,, and from all Wes
Side points, are also on sale to Detroit at very
low rates, with stop-over privileges at Mill City
or any point East, enabling tourists to visit the
Santlam and Breitenbush Hot Springs In the
Cascade Mountains, which can be reached In
one day. :
Season tickets good for return from all points
until Oct. 10. Three-day tickets , good going Sat
urdays and returning Mondays only. Tickets
for Portland and vicinity good for return via.
the East or West Side. Tickets from Eugene
and vicinity will be good going-vla, the Lebanon
Springfield branch. Baggage on Newport tickets
checked through to Newpdrton Yaqulna tick-,
ets to Yaqulna only Sunday excursions to New?
port on the O. & E. will begin June 10th. or 17th
and run every Sunday thereafter, .leaving Alba
ny at 7:S0 a. m.; leavlDe Corvallis 8 a. m ;
S. P. trains connect With iheO. & E. at Albany
and Corvallis for Yaqulna and Newport; Trains
on the C. & El for Detroit will leave Albany at
7:30 a. m., enabling tourists to the Hot Springs
to reach there the same day. Trains from and
to Corvallis connect with all East Side trains on
the 8. P. , , ; : -
Full information as to r ates, time tables, etc.,
can be obtained onapplicatlon to J. C. Mayo
Gen. Pass. Agt. C. & E. K., Albany; A. L. Craig,
G. P. A. S. P. Co., Portland, or t any S. P. or O.
Bates from Corvallis to Newport, $3.75;
To Yaqulna, $3.25.
Three-day rate from Corvallis to Newport, (2.50.
"There is one guaranteed Specialty that occupies a
position of particular merit among goods of its class
because of the care and specialization -which enter into
the manufacture of the entire product. The name is
A. K. RUSS
Dealer iu all Mens Furnishings.
Insiirance fit tares.
German American of New York
Surplus to Policy Holders.
Possible S. F. Loss.
In addition to the above the Company has the legal
reserve carried for all other outstanding' policies and
claims. Choose jour company. Select only such as
can meet another large fire now and pay 100 cents
on tne dollar. The German American can do it.
AMBLER & WATTERS,
1 Resident Agents.
j For a Fine Line
I Guns, Fishing Tackle and
v Base Ball Goods go to
GUN H ODES'
, We carry the Famous Bristol Fishing Rods.