f HE CQRVALL1S GAZETTE Published Tuesdays and Fridays by Ga.ettk Publishing Company'. burdens to jjvtat .to bear would follow the organization of the state, because of the limited pop illation and the small values of taxable property; hence the con- Subscription per year, in advance, $1.50. Istitiitional convention which iram- If not in advance, per year, J2.00. PROTECT YOURSELVES. The question, "What is neces sary to make a town or commu nity thrive?" is of vital import ance and one often in the minds of the thinking citizens. Many things acrue to the benefit of a people. The most essential thing is a good pay roll. Without this there is no life, and of course without life the town is dead, so to srjeak. But how to sec ore a pay roll? ' y It is patent that the poor man the laborer cannot be expect ed to create a pay roll. So we must look to the rich or fairly well-to-do man for thisj creation. But there is the sticking point. Such a man is already independ ent in a sense" and is generally discreet enough to try and "make sure" before he invests in any business that will provide means of sustenance for any number of people. He must exercise good judgment in determining what is a proper business in which to en gage. Must consider the coun try, its products, and community needs. Having determined all this, he next gives attention to the tem per of his fellow men. Here his heart mav fail him, for few, if any, will "patronize home indus- .., :r u 1 - 1.1 y IX LUC 11U111C All a LI UldLLUlCU , article can be secured for a tew 1 1 1 r.urthermore, large corpora tions will flood the community wherein is situated this local in dustry with the wares of his man ufacture placed at so low a figure that he will in. all probability be ruined. But no sooner will he be - -driven from the field than this "Same corporation will raise the price to a much higher figure than the small manufacturer de manded. An i lustration of this is fiirnishad everv. dav in some part of the Union at present in - Kansas in the fight between that state and Mr. Rockefeller. : This sort ot thing is what is retarding the growth of Oregon, and of all, small towns, Corvallis among the rest. , And the people are .to blame. Never a week pass es that orders do not go from this city to some other place for some thing that could have been secur ed here. In purchasing at home you may pay out a tew cents more for a given thing, but your money is here. Its presence is necessaay to the lite of the place in which you reside. You look to your home town to supply you a living. ' The debt is not all on the side of the town you owe it something. In a degree the pos sibility of creating a pay roll is in your own hands, be you rich or poor. v: ed the constitution limited the salaries to be paid to the officers of the state so as to confine future generations within certain amounts in order not to involve the small number of people then in the state with expenses too great for them to meet. The constitu tion has carried us along within safe, conservative lines, and dur ing all of the time there has been abundant official material offered and seeking state positions. Yet for over thirty years many of the tax-eaters have viewed with con tempt the sacred provisions of the constitution and sought every op portunity to overstep its conserva tive financial provisions. If the governor does not veto the bill, suit should be brought to sustain and protect the constitution from infringement. HOW IS THIS? An offer to make you come up stairs and see us. New Mainspring (none better), r.oo. , Cleaning (ordinary watch), $100. Cannot be done better at any price. MATTHEWS, The Jaweler. Room 12, over First National Bank. A Great Steamer Pomona, . leaves Cor vallis, Mondays, Wednesdays and Eridays, for Portland and all way points. For rates, etc. , call on Boats leave for Portland and way stations at 6 a. m. Q. T. BUCKINGHAM, Agent. A dispatch from St. Peters burg, Russia, beui'ng date of Feb. 10, indicates that Russia must have peace at any cost. Notwithstanding the fact that she is the party suing for peace, Russia proceeds to outline terms that would be agreeable to her, as follows: "There is a greater probability of peace now than at any pre vious time. The ter ms of peace acceotable to Russia would, be the recession to China cf Man churia Xiao Tung peninsula and Port Arthur, with permission from China to lease these territor ies to Japan for 99 years. Russia to evacuate Manchuria but to re tain the island of Saghallen, Vladivostok and the province of Ussuri. No indemnity to be paid." Now, : what do yoa think of that! It seems possible, that the Mikado will 'have a voice in this matter, at least, everything points that way just now. The present willingness (?)of Russia to give up Port Arthur r the in dication of such a possibilityis ridiculous. No indemnity, Eh ! Wait and see. This being the second time Japan has reduced Port Arthur it is quite reasonable to suppose she will retain posses ion. - :-.."." - Clubbing Price! SALE 0. c. & t. steamers! , ine (jAzette has made a special - arrangement with the publishers of a number of the leading magazines and newspapers of the Unit ed States, whereby we are offered cut rates on these publications. A quantity of Remnants have accumulated during our late clearance sale which will be sold at nomi nal prices. There are Remnants of Black and Colored Dress Goods, Silks, Velvets, Satins, Linings, Table' Linens, Towelings, Flannelettes, Outing Flan nels, Muslins, Prints, Ginghams, Skirtings, Waist ings, RibbonSj Laces, Embroideries, White GoSds, ,-' etc. Broken Lines of Shoes. Hats, Underwear, Men's" and Boy's Suits, Odd Pants, Muslin Under- , wear. Black Sateen Petticoats, Corsets, etc. All at RUMMAGE PRICES. ' SPECIAL All our Novelty Dress Patterns at Rummage Prices. . All Remnants and Udd Lots must be closed out in a few dav Just received, a choice selection of plain and fancy Silks for Shirt Waist Suits. Ask to see them. Portland and Willamette Valley Points. Now we could charge you the Cheap Sunday Rates Between foil price for these and re serve the difference between the regular price and their special price to us, as our commission, but as the Ga zeste is a home paper for home people, it will be sat isfied by receiving you as a. new subscriber, or, if you are now a subscriber, then ; by receiving your renewal for a year in advance. This speeial rate may, not last long:, so take advantage of it NOW while the- chance Jis; yours. Low round trip rales have been placed n effect between Portland and Willam ette Valley points, in either direction. Tickets will be sold SATURDAYS ANI SUNDAYS, and limited to return on or before tbe following Monday. Rate to or From Cokvallib. $3.00. Call on Southern Pacific Co's Agents for particulars. 53,053 FANION 34,473 Imported B ack ' Percheron wil be'in Corvallis, tor service, after January 1. ForJ further informa- tion address. T. K Fawcett. i Bellfttuntain, Or. jl f I s Plumbing and " Heating! F. A. Hencye FLAT SALARIES, , Our' governor is a trained and skillful lawyer. - During his ad ministration he has vetoed num erous measures for infringing up on the legislative construction of of the constitution of our . state; His action will be looked to with much interest , in relation-to his views concerning this bill which recently passed both houses of the legislature providing large in creased flat salaries to state offi cers over the limit prescribed by the constitution. ; There cannot beany doubt regarding the pror er construction to be given to the constitution upon., this subject , When Oregon was admitted as a ' state we bad . scarcely population enough to make a respectable sized county. There was much opposition and fear that financial The papers . of Washington county, the home of Dr. James Withycombe, are all in favor of Dr. y Withycombe for governor says the " Albany Herald, copy ing the following from the Forest Grove Times: "The politicians at Salem and Portland are all talking about the next republi can candidate for governor and mentioning several of their as sociates, as if they were the peo ple and they had a cinch on the places to be given out. But they should not forget tbat the new primary law is now in force aad that we country people are going to have something, to say about who is to be the nominee. And when the farmers and plain , peo pie make a choice it is more like' ly to be r: Withycombe, of the State Agricultural Station, than any politician who has vet been mentioned. J ust remember that. ' Offer: Cornire, Roofing, Gutterin?, and all kinds of Sheet Metal I - Work. - Woman's Home Companion Frank Leslie's Monthly Modern Priscilla and Corvallis Gazette In connection with J. H. SIMPSONS HARDWARE STORE. ,. All five one year $3. 63 Wm Pm MORRIS Practical Horse Sheer . . and Blacksmith . Makes a specialty of draft horses and track shoeing. 1 wo years with reg ular army in Philippines as Gov ernment Shoer. y Interfering corrected and workguar- . anteed. 1 . v Philomath m - Oneg.l Will Interest the Weekly Gregorian San Francisco Examiner Corvallis Gazette Ail three one year $3, 35 SIGNS OF FAILING VISION. When vour eyes tire in reading, when you frown or Tartly close the eyes when looking at an object; when things swinv' or become dim after being looked at for some time ; when the eyes ache, smart, or watery or when you have pain in. the eyeball, orbit, temples or forehead. . - All the conditions are cnrahle tiv Min er glasses, such as we will furnish yott alter a wivnmiw ea. uiiuaitu u, MATTHEWS, The Optician, Room 12, over First National Bank Yet Another Offer: Grave Trouble Foreseen. Fraud Exposed. A few counterfeiters have lately been making and trying to sell imitations of Dr. Kings New Discovery for consnmp' tion, Cqnghs and Golds, and other medi cines, thereby defrauding the public. This is to warn you to beware of such people, who seek to profit, though steal ing the reputation of remedies which hive been successfully caring disease, for over 35 years. A sure protection, to yon, is our name on the wrapper. Look for it on all Dr. 'ings Or - Bucklen's remedies as all others are mere iinita tationt. H. . Bnckien & Co., Chicago, 111. and Windsor, Canada. For sale by Allen & Woodward. ' Cosmopolitan Magazine or Leslies, ; Housekeeper or McCall's, Corvallis Gazette : It need but little foresight, to tell tbat when the stomach and liver are badly effected, grave trouble is ahead, unless you take the proper medicine for your disease, as Mrs. John A. Young of Clay, I Zl M V tit f ft I raltrift of liver ' and stnmanh. mv Vioarl. I L was weakened, and I could not eat. I was very bad tor a long time, but in Electric Bitters I found just vhat I need ed for they quickly relieved and. cured me." Best medicine for weak womem Sold under guarantee by Allen & Wood. ward, druggist, at 50c a bottle. Graham & Wells Pharmacy THAT'S THE PLACE Patent... 1 v;M:ed.jclnes . And Proprietary Remedies. Every one that's advertised, and some that are not, can be obtainedat our store.. We have a complete drug store don't sell hardware, dry goods or groceries but everything in the drug line . . ... . We want to merit your patronage THAT'S THE PLACE Graham & Wells Pharmacy Repairing ana Job Work of any kind promptly and correctly done. Glasses Fitted at prices that are reasonable and eyes tested free of all charge. 2. so Address FOirrXHONEFHCAIt 6 ores woidsi ire vents rneomoiin Gazette Pub. Co Corvallis, Or em Often Day and NighU Rooms Single or EnSuite .. HOTEL GORVALUS J. C. HAMMEL, Prop. One of the finest Eauined Hotels In the Valleym k I Both Phones. Bus Meets all Trains HOME SEEKERS Ii yon are looting for some real good Bargains in 8tock, Grain, Fruit and Poultry Ranches, write for oar special list, or e me and gee ns. We will take pleasure in giving yon reliaole informa- IaaaBaaa uon: auo snowing yon orer we county AMBLER & WATTERS, REAL ESTATE, LOANS, INSURANCE VIRGIL C. WAITERS, CORVALLIS. HENRY AMBLER. PMILOHATH. Bring your Job Work to the Gazette Office.