(HE CORVALUS GAZETTE- Published Tuesdays and Fridays by Gazette Publishing Company. Subscription per year, in advance, $1.50. If not in advance, per year, $2.00. have known him for a genera tion, .recognize above all. other things that Mr. Avery makes up his mind in a positive way on al most every question and sticks to them with a tenacity uncom mon to most men. Though his companions may regard him in 1 error, it is a hard fraught under taking to change his views. While he is discreet, mild and Tint: flpmrvnsrmrivA ir: ovnroooi'TKir Col. Philips elsewhere in this is-;hig t he knowg how he WHERE WE STAND. Replying to the criticism of sue, the GAZETTE is very sorry that it cannot please Col. Philips. The Gazette knows that he is very conscientious about what he writes and of his opinions ad vanced; so is the Gazette. The Gazette would not have referred to his article heretofore except that a statement made as to the attitude of the Gazette was wrong and it felt it a duty to cor rect it. The Gazette does not invite patrons to express their opinions and give them the space, assuming the expense of putting their articles in type for nothing, and then fall out with them and enter into continuous discussion with them. But when a corres pondent makes a mistake in de fining the position of the Ga zette, either as to the past or present, the Gazette will cer tainly make the correction. While there is no great differ ence in the views of the Gazette and Col. Philips on the question . of controlling .inter-state rail roads, except on the point of gov ernment ownership, the Gazette sees a vast difference between government control and regula tion thereof and government ownership. The method of con trol and regulation that Presi dent Roosevelt advocates is a system opposed to government ownership, and such system of regulation excludes the idea of government ownership, The Gazette cannot go into newspaper discussion with Col Philips on' these questions he mentions because of its limited space, which cannot be occupied with prolonged controversy upon one question. The Gazette has stated its position several times upon these questions to the effect i that it is heartily in favor of reg ulating and controlling, in aid of the public good, corporations as advocated by President Roose velt and as endorsed by the re publican party, and that it is not in favor of government owner ship of one railroad or any other number of roads. Our government will eventu ally regulate and control the rail roads by proper laws and decis . ions of the court. This paper does not accept as its undisputed guide the "GlobeD-emoirat," the "Chicago Inter-Ocean," or any other paper. It feels able to think and act independently of any other source when it obtains the facts. For the information of those who wish tb take the trouble to investigate, it invites their attention to the fact that government bonds are bought, ' . sold and speculated upon, in the stock exchange of New York in a similar way that are all other ' bonds and securities. The only, difference being that U.S. bonds, being of more permanent value renders them of a less fluctuat ing nature in price. - will vote, while the other fellow, from Mr. Avery's expressions, may feel that he is not quite sure about it. The correspondent for the Journal certainly is not a judge of human nature, especial jy of Mr. Avery's make-up- Has More to Say. menagerie of fools" could not be collected for congress. Now, I never wilfully mis-sfate the position of an opponent in an argument, and am not willing he should mis-state mine even inad vertantly. It you wish to discuss with me, in a friendly manner, measures for the control ot these corporations, I am willing to en ter upoa a limited discussion. At all events a number of yonf subscribers would like your an swer to these questions: Do you favor absolute control of these corporations by the government in the interests of the people? Have you formulated a measure of control, not yet tried, certain ly constitutional and not tenta tive? If you have- please spread it before your readers. J. K. Philips. m Great KNOWS NOT THE MAN. it causes one to smile m a broad and hilarious way upon reading the comment of the Ore gon Journal correspondent at Sa lem upon the attitude of the dif ferent senators on the Jayne bill, and amendments thereto, involv ing the questions of prohibition and local option now before the , legislature. He characterizes Senator Avery of Benton county as "not being in a positive frame of mind about It." He says, ''Avery, , especially, is regarded as lacking in stamina." One ac quainted with Mr. Avery natur ally becomes funny and devoted to large smiles on considering Mr. Avery's mental condition as viewed by this critic. Mr. Avery's neighbors, who Mr. Editor: 1 oeg to express my surprise that you devote so much space defining the attitude of the Ga ZETTE concerning government ownership and the connection I have had with the columns of your paper and none whatever to the subject requiring discussion intelligent, dispassionate, cour agous discussion of measures for controlling the great inter-state railroads. You are certainly quite forget ful or else disingenious when you state my connection as a writer for the Gazette. You should know that for a continuous period I wrote, with but very few exceptions, the ed itorials in the Gazette, and that during that time not only "some" but with one exception all of my articles "appeared in the paper as editorial matter." The ex ception was an article on pen sions. The article to which you refer as advocating government ownership, was, as I remember it, on "The trend to Socialism." In none of these articles did I en dorse government ownership. In rov contribution of the 31st ult. I distinctly say: "Republicans do not favor government oTrnersHp, but many of them brieve a lim ited ownership may become nec essary in order to control the in- lev-scate carriers, and to prevent a mad, popular rush to social ism." This necessity for control is admitted, practically, by evert one. uar ab.est editors, writers, aud statesmen "ay of these corpor ations "they must ba contsoUed or there wiil be a mad rush t i-o cialism." Such papers as the Globe-Democrat, the Chicago Inter-Ocean and the Oregoniin pointed to ihe almost certainty of "a mad rush to socialism," un less these corporations wt re brought under control. They must be controlled. When we admit the necessity for control we do not think of any specific measure for control, but control by whatever means necessary. But this may involve govern ment ownership. This, you say, is socialism. I submit that it is not. I aver it is sound republican teaching, held by the president, by the leaders of the party, and endorsed by the rank and file. The destruction of slavery was not in the contemplation of the republican party; but it became necessary to preserve the Union Dy wnatever means. J. nis in volved the destruction of slavery and it was destroyed. The par ty will just as surely control the railwavs bv whatever .means. If it do not a party will arise which will. You say the bluff and bluster of lawyers raises what seems to be formidable questions to a non-professional. It may be so, but please permit me to say that years of close and systematic study tqok me authoritively out of the non-professional class, taught me that no really good lawyer resorts to bluff and bluster, and that no couragous man is in the least intimidated by bluff and bluster. My reference to U, S. bonds was a hypothetical case to show that the fixed and uniform value of government bonds ren dered stock gambling in them im possible. I had no purpose whatever of quoting the . market for U. S. securities. v Yeu say I rely on "the wisdom of congress not to build the road," meaning this one suggest ed trans-continental road. I clearly spoke of general govern ment ownership of railroads eith er through buying or building them and averred that "such a HOW IS THIS? An offer to make you come up stairs and see us. New Mainspring (none better), $1.00. Cleaning (ordinary watch), 1.00. Cannot be done better at any price. MATTHEWS, The Jeweler. Room 12, over First National Bank. 0. C. & T. 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