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FRIDAY EVENING, DEC 7, 1906
HUNDREDS WERE THERE.
And all Indigent But Still Generous
nJ Fair ""Shipper and Railroad.
OPEN THE WILLAMETTE.
In the original design, the water
courses were not intended to be
tethered to the financial scheme
of private corporations. It is no
more natural that toll should be
taken for use of the water ways than
for the use of air. If a river can
be reduced to a condition of private
ownership and the public can he
made to pay a private company for
the privilege of navigating it, why
not a fee be exacted by a syndicate
of all the people who breathe air?
There is not a whit of difference
in the principle involved. If the
Willamette region has to pay fifty
cents a ton extra on all freight
shipped in or out because a private
corporation has obtained a species
of ownership on the river, it must
be fully as equitable in the ethics
of nature and human rights for a
fee Jper cubic foot to be exacted of
every person who breathes Wil
lamette air. If the lockage toll is to
indefinitely continue, why not ex
pect future citizens of Willamette
to wear air metres that will measure
every breath, with an agent of a
corporation at the end of the month
examining the metre and collecting
toll for the air breathed. The one
would be as reasonable, as season
able and as perfectly matched to !
the natural fitness of things as the
As well might corporate wealth
acquire and claim ownership of the
ocean, and take toll for navigating
it. If corporate wealth may own
the privilege of passing up or down
the Willamette, the same agency
has the right to improve harbors
and require payment of toll for
passage in or out of vessels. It is
a principle obviously and fatally
wrong. It cannot be defended.
There are things of which there
must be common ownership. The
ocean, the seas, the lakes, the har
bors, the rivers, the air, all these
must be free, and must be kept be'
yond the control of private greed,
A more enlightened civilization in
the future may catalogue other
things in the list of unowned and
unownable, but it is only the pur
pose here to maintain tnat the in
trusion of a toll on a water way
is an unpardonable invasion of
public rights, and that the peo
ple should never permit it. Wherev
er snch toll exactions are set up,
the region affected has its inherent
rights abridged, suffers discrimin
ations that other localities avoid,
and ought to arise en masse and
protest and petition until the con
dition is removed.
WONT IT PAY?
Are there to be good big special
levies in all the Benton districts for
the improvement of the roads the
coming season ? Is it worth while
to have good roads, or is it better
to drag a weary way through mud
and mudholes? Were the roads
nude hard and dry and smooth so
that products could be taken to
market in winter and so traveling
would be as easy then as in sum
mer, wouldn't time be saved, money
be made, and life be . happier? If
is is possible to get to town and
back or to the neighbors and back
with ease and speed, instead of
dragging slowly along" and pulling
the heart and life out of the horses,
isn't the farm worth more, isn't the
problem of living easier and the
pre s pect sweeter ? Is there any man
who insists that it is better to have
bad roads than good roads ?
Since there is no such man do not
all agree perfectly on this one thing
that it Is better, far better, in
finitely better, to make the roads
better? In order to make them bet
ter is it not the only way to raise
the necessary . money i by taxation;
and spend it to improve them?
It is now time to settle the ques
tion. Special road levies must be
reported to the county clerk ? by
January ist. ' -: :
One f the biggest gatherings rf
basina men ever held in the Wil
lamette valley transpired in Eugene
Wednesday. It was a convention
of men n Reeled by the car shor -
aiie, and an immense aggregate of
capital and business brains was re
presented. Three hundred to 40 j
men from all parts of Oregon wei
prscut, and each man was in dead
The paralysis oi industry caused
by the tar shortage is far more im
portant than it is commonly report
ed to be. The Booth-Kelly Com
pany alone have 73,000,000 feet of
logs and lumber tied up by the car
stringency. Twenty mills at Cot
tage Grove alone are practically
idle. Hops cannot be move-1.
Buyers who have bought large
stocks are frenzied. They cannot
get them to market and there is
danger of a depressed price. Hop
agents in Oregon are receiving tele
graphic advices to buy nothing
more on any account. That blocks
the sale of unsold hops and Heaven
knows what it means for the grow
ers with stocks yet on hand. Flour
cannot be shipped. Flour millers
can not get cars to ship their prod
uct outside of Oregon, and but few
or local trade. The Willamette
is the main reliance of the Corvallis
and other mills along the river.
Even th,s line is more or less con
gested because the shortage of ocean
steamer accommodations. Oregon
millers are accordingly losing their
California markets and customers,
who must make accounts with peo
ple who can furnish them with
stocks. The injury thus wrought
to Oregon business is almost irre
parable. Workingmen are out of
employment in the lumbering dis
tricts. There is nothing for them
to do and their homes are needy.
There is distress, stagnation, and
paralysis. It is something, the like
of which Oregon never saw, and at
a time when the state is more pros
perous otherwise than at any other
time in her history.
These things were the theme of
speeches at the convention. There
were no honeyed words there for
Mr. Harriman. He wa3 loudly
condemned. Every condemnatory
utterance of his name was applaud
ed. It was said that he was de-
vo ing time to gobbling up other
lines and to keeping other railroads
out of Oregon and that the employ
ment was discreditable to him. That
sentiment was applauded. It was
said the legislature ought 10 enact
drastic railroad legislation. That
was applauded. It was said that
the road ought to be made to dis
gorge the remains of its land grants
that it has withdrawn from the
market, and that was applauded to
the echo. It was stated that the
Southern Pacific has gone to build
ing sawmills and to hauling off its
own lumber, sawing up the forests
it has withdrawn from market. A
speaker said that was discreditable
and ought to' be stopped, and that
was loudly applauded. A man from
Cottage Grove said the Southern
Pacific system was a "thieving
scoundrel" and though it was h?rd
to see just wherein the epithet ap
plied to a track and ties, it was
vociferously applauded. Any
thing in tact inimical to the road
was considered 'bully" and invar-
to tfce fullness. A commission with
powers to ascertain the - value of
roads, to fix and alter rates, to
make rules for reciprocal demur
rage and enforce the same, in short
with all the powers that can be con
ferred, such a commission is what
will be demanded at Salem. Such
at least is the idea gathered by ev
ery man who attended the Eugene
Passed Away in California Rev. Jo
seph A. Hanna Founded Local Hjf
Rev. Joseph A. Hanna, a pion
eer Corvallis minister, builder cf
the present Presbyterian church in
this city, died suddenly at Long
Beach, California, Wednesday.
The remains are to be brought to
Corvallis for interment, and the
funeral will take place Monday in
the old edifice to which so much of
his early resources were devoted.
He came to Oregon in 1852 and
settled in Marysville, now Corval
lis. Here he organized the Pres
byterian church of Corvallis in
1853. At the second meeting - of
the Presbytery of Oregon, October
1S53, then consisting of Rev. Lew
is Thompson, Dr. Geary and Rev.
Robert Robe, Rev, Hanna was re
ceived from the Presbytery of
Wooster, Ohio, and his name with
the church of Corvallis consisting
of five members was enrolled bv
the Presbytery. From that time
to the present Rev. Hanna contin
ued a member of the Presbytery of
Oregon. He organized several of
the early churches and suoDlied
many of them for varying terms.
He went to California in the early
Nineties and a year preceding he
spent in the synod of Washington.
His name with the names of Lewis
Thompson, Robert Robe, Dr.
Geary, Dr. Yantis and Dr. Linds
ley will remain identified through
out all time with the beginnings of
Presbyterianism in Oregon. Rob
ert Robe is the only one ot this
early group living. The surviving
relatives of Rev. Hanna are Mrs.
Grace Humpheys, Eugene: Mrs.
Hattie Hovenden, Portland, daugh
ters; Calvin Hanna, a brother at
Eugene, and his widow.
fine 3ob Printing at Cbis Office.
Pictures lor (KMsH.ua
The largest and finest line of Framed rnd Unframed Pictures
ever shown in Corvallis. That's what we think of them. We
want you to judge for yourself. Pages could be written in
praise of these beautiful creations, but they are on display in
our f tore, waiting to tell their own story. Come in and look
them over. Perhaps you do not intend to purchase, but you
will enjoy looking at them anyway.
In the selection of Holiday Gifts, can you think of anything
so appropriate for so many of your friends? Prices to suit
all purses. Don'i fail to see our window display. Goods
stored and delivery made when you want them,
HIS LEG BROKEN.
WHO THEY ARE.
iably brought down the house.
All kinds of toys, and Xmas presents
at Moses ,
And it wasn't a house of hood
lums either. The men there were
sober, steady, highminded, self
respecting gentlemen. They were
and are, angry. Their indignation
is unloosed. 1 heir dogs 01 war
have been unleisched. Six years
these men have waited for cars they
couldn t get. Three par cant of
the cars required for lumber ship
meats have been furnished. That
is a very small ratio. It is one
thirty-third of what was needed
That and like car stringency in ev
ery line brought the delegates to
Eugene to speak their minds.
When they got there they found
other men as indignant as them
selves. They met them cominjr
with set teeth from every direction.
It is not surprising tnat tne aggre
gate of their pent up wrath, when
it did burst forth, took on a lurid
They do not mean to persecute
the roads The expressions of out'
rage and incense were always ac
companied with a . proposal ever to
be fair. Injustice for neither rail
road nor people was the slogan of
the convention. But there must be
remedies. . And there must be ef
fective remedies. A railroad com
mission law with reciprocal demur
rage provision is the most favored
idea. : It must be a! commission,
however, with claws ;, and teeth..
The old commission was toothless
and clawless, " tt had no powers,
It could only r!de . on passes and
draw salaries. . These things it did
well. It also, according to the
traditions did several other useful
things, always utilizing its powers
Bays That Play in the Cadet Regiment
Band Developing Into Splendid
A coming source of pride at
OAC is the cadet regimeut band of
30 pieces, which under the leaderr
ship of Harry Beard is fast develop
ing into an organization of great
merit. It began work this year
under more favorable conditions j
than ever before. Most of last
year's members are back and more
good material has been found in
this year s freshman class than m
any previous year, a number of ex
perienced musicians having enter
Musicians -get a " good military
band training at OAC, sine: they
are thoroughly drilled . in all the
evolutions of a regular army band.
The grade ot music played by the'
band this year is far in advance of
anything ever before attempted.
The repertoire has been increased
to meet the requirements of the
better class of musicians, and it is
expected by the end of the present
college year to have the best ama
teur band in the Northwest. More
new members will be added after
the holidays and next year it is.
hoped to have a band of forty
piece?. The following is the mem
bership and instrumentation:
Cornets Wilkins, Cole, Brock,
Johnson, Hector and O'Connor.
Clarinets Utzinger, Colyjg,
Harlan, Watts, Blanchard and
Horns Read, McGinnis and Sell
wood. Trombones Cathey and Holm'.
Baritone Crawford and . Wills.
B flat bass Luper andv Kart
stater. ' "
E-flat bass Ingle.
SB-flat bass Hudson.
, Bass drum Adams.
Snare drum Gagnon.
Fracture is bad and Amputation may
Become Necessary Has but
Both bones were broken in his
leg while John McCoy was employ
ed at the Corvallis Saw Mill yester
day forenoon. Saw logs were be
ing pulled from the river up to the
mill, and McCoy was assisting at
the work. Aa a big log was in
transit, the wne cable broke and
in the recoil McCoy was struck by
it midway between the knee and
ankle. The force of the blow was
such that both bones were not on
ly oroKen Dot in addition are so
crushed that it is feared amputation
may become necessary. Besides
the broken bones three ugly flesh
wounds wre inflicted in the limb,
though these are inconseuqential
in comparison with the breaking
of the bones.
The injured man came with his
family to Corvallis from Airlie re
cently, and resides in Jobs addition.
He is about 35 years of age, and
his only means are his wages.
Contributions aggregating $40 were
made at the mill and in town for
his benefit after the accident yesterday.
Choice Meats and Groceries
For a short time we will
sell 3 lbs Rio Coffee for 50
satisfaction or money back 5 O C T S
GOODS ARE FIRST-CLASS.
PRICES ARE RIGHT.
WE Sell Flour.
Harlan & Schwingler
CLEVER FARCE COMEDY.
At the Opera House December 15th.
Jerry from Kerry, is a hurrah
farce comedy, up-to-date and clean
Clever specialities are the features.
The company consists of bright,
lively funmakers. New songs,
pretty music, charming girls and
all one expects to see in a show of
this kind. The motto of this com
pany is "Clean, refined and moral
high class comedy." They come
highly recommended from Eastern
cities. Their superior uniformed
band and orchestra is one of the
itt Two Rvila CImmm -tike Ijeaa.
Doctor If yon are to recover, you
must spend the next three months In
traveling. Patient Bat I can't afford
It, doctor. Doctor Very well, stay at
borne if you .must, and I will' visit you
daily. Patient Never mind, doctor; I
think I will travel after all.
Victor Moses has fine china in his
store- nothing better for 8 Xmas present.
Always Keeps ChamDerlain's Cougb
Remedy in His House.;
"Wz would not be without Chamberlain's
Cough Keraedy. It is kept on hand eontin-t
nally in our home," says W. W. Kearney,
editor of the Independent, Ldwry Citv, Mo.
That is just what every family should do.
When kept at hand ready for instant use, a
cold may be checked at the outset and cured
in much less time than after it has become
.settled in the system. This remedy is also
without a peer for croup in 'children, and
will prevent the attack when given as soon
as the child becomes hoarse, or even after
the croupy cough appears, which can only be
done when the remedy is kept at hand. For
sale by Graham & Worths m, - -
An Expeulve Wedillna:.
"The bride nearly fainted during the
ceremony and had to be supported by
her father until It was over."
"Yes, and now I hear her father is
supporting both of them."
. A massive Quincy granite monument
has been erected over the grave of the
late Gen. Abner Doubleday, at Arling
ton, by his former comrades of the
First Corps, Association,, Army . of the
Potomac. ' The column is similar to
that which, marks the grave of Gen.
T"- - "' . ' n - ,
' Fresh groceries always
Mo3es try them.
on hand a
The IVfune Klasrara.
"Everybody pronounces Niagara
wrong," .said a philologist. The accent
of this beautiful Indian word should
not be put on the syllabi ag,' but
on the syllable "ar the penult the one
before the last Niagara means 'hark
to the thunder.' Its accent should fall
on the penult because the Indians them
selves accent It there, because rn prac
tically all our Indian names of places
the penult Is the accented syllable.
Think of the Indian names you know.
Don't you accent nearly all of them on
the syllable before the last? There are,
for instance, Toronto, Mississippi, Alle
ghany, Appatachtoola, Narragensett,
Tuscaloosa, Saratoga, Ticanderoga, Os
wego, Conshohocfeen, Wiaaahtekan and
Hochelaga. In all these names tlie ac
cent is an the pemiH. Niagara Is a
Huron word, and tf you con find a
Huron you will find that be accents It
as be does Saratoga or Tuscaloosa. 1
don't know bow we have fallen Into
the habit of accenting it wrong." Chi
A Good BteoamaiAattOB.
An Irishman was charged with a pet
"Have you any one In court who
will vouch for your good character?"
queried the Judge.
Tea, sorr; there is the chief cor
stable yonde." aos-weied Pat.
The chief constable was amazed.
"Why, your honor. I don't even know
the man," protested he.
"Now, sorr," bro&e in Pat, "I have
Qved In the borough for nearly twenty
years, and tf the cblaf constable doeant
know me yet. Isn't that a character toe
Change in C. & E. Trains. .
On account of the new time card
going in effect on the S, P. the
Corvallis & Eastern will charge
the time of their trains to conform
to those of the S. P. on the 25th.
Train No. 1 from the Bay will
leave Corvallis at n:-?o instead of
1 1 a. m. as at present. No 2 for
the Bay will leave Corvallis at 1 :
42 p. m. No. 9 for Albany will
leave Corvallis at 12:45 instead of
1:30 as at present and No. ro from
Albany will arrive in Corvallis at
3:05 instead of 4:30 as at present.
The Sunday train for Corvallis will
leave at ir:30 and arrive from
Albany at 1:33. There will be no
change in the morning or 6:30 p.
m. trains nor in the Front train
FRESH OYSTERS Daily at the
Maqle Shade Lunch Counter.
Patrons should place their orders
half a day in advance. A. Assell
People having Second Hand
goods of any kind for sale, drop a
postal to O. Rogoway, Corvallis
Ore., dhe will
Please Take Notice.
All rut standing accounts due
Mcses Bros. mu?tbesettled on or be
fore Jan, 1 '07 as the firm has dis
solved acd must settled with R. J.
Moses and Sam at Philomath or
Victor P. Moses of Corvallis. All
accounts not settled by Jan. it.'o7
will be put in the hands of an at
torney for S'ttlement.
R. J. Moses President & Mgr.
Victor P. Moses Secretary.
WANTED. Two more car loads
of vetch seed for Spring drfivery.
4 vetch hay. for sile or trade a
6 year old horse, clean clover
seeds, and all kinds of farm seeds.
' see samp'es at Welsher & Gray's
store, h. I. Brooks.
notice to Creditors.
n the Matter of tne Estate
of 5 '
John McGee, Deceased
Notice Is hereby given to all - persons concern
ed that the undersigned has hen duly ppolnt
ed admistrator of the estate of John McOee, de
ceased, by the county court of the state of Ore
gon for Benton county. AH persons having
claims agaluBt said estate ot JohnMcGee deceased,
are nereoy requirea to present tne same witn the
proper vouchers dulv verified as bv law rpnnir-
ed within six months from the date hereof to the
undersigned at his residencejone milejsoulh of Cor
vallis. in Benton couutv. Orea-on. or at the law
office of B E. Wilson, in Orvallie, Oregon.
Dated Ibis November 9, 1206.
F. J McGEE.
Administrator of the estate of John McGee, de
Cdrvallis patent flour for sale by
all leading groceries. Tow ling
sacks, 85 cents per sack, Stand -ird
sack 80 cents per sack, every sack
Mount Hood Snowball is made
from the new wheat recently in
troduced from Idaho, and carries
35 per cent gluien a very strong
Use Lenords best for
wheat flour it is excellent.
For good results, try "a sack of
Corvallis flour, eerysackis guaian
teed to give you the besrof results
and make easy baking, should you
fail bring back the sack after giving
it a thorough, trial and get your
money back.' i