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(HE ClfflLllS. GAZETTE
Published Tuesdays and Fridays by
Gazette Publishing Company.
THE RACE PROBLEM.
It is some weeks since we have
noticed anything in the exchanges
relative to the burning of ne
groes at the stake. At intervals for
years the race question has occu
pied the minds of our foremost
thinkers and seems no nearer so
lution than ever, without the key
to the riddle was given out not
long ago by Booker T. Washing
ton in an address in Pittsburg, Pa.
Booker Washington is beyond
doubt the leading negro of the
world today, and he is a remark
able man. He is the founder of
the Tuskegee schools for negroes
which had an enrollment of
1,500 students during the past
year and has graduated many
times that number. Mr. Wash
ington made the statement that
no graduate of his school has
ever been convicted of a crime
or sent to jail. '
What this man states is true
and there is no race that has
come out of savagery and bar
barism with greater strides than
the negroes, despite their condi
tion of slavery for so long a
period. But all of this is aside
from the question somewhat.
On account of the prolificness of
the race it has been apparent
that in time the white and black
races would crowd each other for
elbow room in this country.
What then would result ? Hither
to it has been held that a race
war or the amalgamation of the
races was inevitable.
Race war or amalgamation!
The one seems as bad as the
-other, and without the statement
-of Booker Washington showing
the effect of education on his
people offers another solution of
'-this vexing problem, it seems
. still destined finally to be race
war or amalgamation. Either is
horrible and which is worst it is
- hard to say. Mr. Washington
claims it to be the duty of the
white man to assist in upbuilding
in this country the negro race
because he brought the race here.
Thus we suffer for the sins of
our fathers. .
NOW A REALITY.
"From Lewiston to the Sea!"
Few grasp a small part of what
is conveyed by this sentence, and
yet in reality this sentence ex
presses a desire of years stand
ing on the part of denizens of
the great Columbia river basin.
For a quarter century at least
the opening of the Columbia for
traffic from Lewiston to the sea
has been more in the nature of a
dream than anything else until
recent years. "
Last Saturday saw the last
spike driven in the portage rail
way that rendered possible this
great desire. Representative men
from the states of Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho were present
and participated, not alone in
driving the last spikes in the
portage road, but in various at
tending ceremonies. Thus the
dream of former years becomes
a reality, and beyond a doubt
thousands of people will be bene
fitted each year in a financial
way, which in this age of dollars,
is the best of all way in the
opinion of the masses.
On June 21st eighth grade
graduation exercises for pupils of
the public school? in the south
ern part of Benton will occur at
the new Simpson Chapel, near
the Walters' lumber yard. The
graduates are as follows:
District No 25. Fu ton Wool
ridge; Dist. 96, . . Ian Belknap,
Angie Kyle, Frai.k Houston,
Lydia Dean, Arthur Kyle, Stella
, Belknap; Dist. 23, Ivan Rickard,
Dale Perin, Evelyn Rodgers ;
Dist. 25, Walter du Moulin,!
Ethel Harpool, Myrtle Cart wright, j
James Carpenter; Dist. 21, Eliza
beth Floyd.- .
i In the north end of the fcounty
exercises will be held June 28th
in Palestine church. The gradu
ating exercises will be held in the
morning, while the afternoon
will be passed in a social way.
iThe following eighth grade
1 graduates will participate from the
Dist. No. 1, Ralph and David
Lewis, Mattie Carter, Paul
Dodele and Ethel Stellmacher;
Dist. 74, John Bailey, Thomas
Custer, Dot Smith; Dist. 4, El
mer Williamson, Mary Mayberry,
The above list may be increas
ed by the coming eighth grade
examinations which are to occur
June 7 " and 8. The- program
outline for these examinations is
writing; in the afternoon-history
and civil government. Friday
forenoon-grammar, physiology ;
in the afternoon-geography and
A Pacing Race.
During last week some Gypsies
arrived and went into camp
in this city. Gypsies are
invariably good judges of horse
flesh, and it mav be that their
proclivities fr fortune telling
may assist them in foretelling the
outcome of a horse race. On
Thursday afternoon a match for
a pacing race was made, the race
to occur on the track a mile or
so south of town on the state
The wager was not large, but
Friday morning at 10 o'clock,
the hour set for this race, saw
quite a number of sport lovers
on the track. Some minor bets
were made, but no very large
sums were offered on either horse.
The horses were Tesse Brown's
pacer, Pathmark, and an un
known animal belonging "to the
When it came to starting the
Gypsy horse balked, and after
working with him for a time the
jockey took the harness from him
and pat a saddle on and rode the
race instead of driving it. Even
then the animal did not start any
too well and Pathmark led from
the starting post. But, alas!
did not lead by considerable
distance at the finish. The un
known animal was a clipper. It
was not large and carried on its
back a man weighing 150 or 160
pounds. The race for the half
mile was made in 1:16.
At the close of the" race the
unknown pacer was turned over
to a Gypsy woman who J was
present. A gentleman who was
in Corvallis at the time said that
he had seen the same horse race
in California, and win, and as on
this occasion, it was delivered
into the keeping of a Gypsy
woman at the conclusion of the
race the same as was done the
other day. From this it appears
that the animal is the property
of the woman; it likewise appears
that it can pace a little. -
Report Of The Condition
the First National Bank of Corvallis, at
Corvallis. in the State of Oregon, at the
close 01 business, May 29, 1905.
Loans and Discounts 1. 129,637 80
overdraws, secured ana unsecured 8,868 84
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation
- 50,000 00
- . 400 00
TJ. S. Bonds on nana
Premiums on U. S. Bonds.
Bonds, securities, etc..
Banking-house.iarniture and fixtures 21,707 88
Other real estate owned 2,937 44
Due from National Banks-not reserve
agents.,... , 71,393 25
Due Irom State Banks and Bankers 27,994 00
Due from approved reserve agents.- 1u6,1h6 74
Internal-Revenue stamps 289 90
Checks and other cash items ... 405 14
Notes of other National hunks 2,710 00
Fractional paper currency, nickels,
and cents 102 SO
Lawful Money Res. in Bane, viz:
Specie ' 33,615 30
Legal-tender notes . 665 00
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer
5 per cent, of Circulation 2,500 00
Capital stock paid in : $50,000 00
surplus fund 10.C00 00
undivided profits, less expenses and
taxes paid 571 90
National Bank notes outstanding 46,340 00
Due to State Banks and Bankers 65 07
Dividends unpaid 300 00
Individual deposits subject to check--.302,781 01
Certified checks -
ifemana cemncates 01 deposit
Reserved for taxes ;
LtahilitiAH other than those stated
above contingent 2,419 00
Liabilities other taan those stated '
. above suspense . 9,718 40
Total I 1471,980 15
State of Oregon, County of Benton ssi
I, Geo. E. Lilly, Cashier of the
above-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the
best of my knowledge and belief. .
. Geo. E. Lilly, Cashier. '
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
3rd day of June, 1905.
. E: E. Wilson, Notary Public. .
Correct Attest-. ,.
J. W. Foster,
M. S. Woodcock,
Walter T. Wiles;
Will You Be There?
We are' in receipt of the fol
lowing letter from G. Hurley,
secretary of Independence Im
provement League, relative to a
a meeting of the various improve
ment leagues 01 the valley which
is to occur in that city next
week. The letter, which fol
lows, will prove self explanatory:
The Willamette Valley needs
much advertising to become well
developed but it needs al.-o co
operation of all its different parts.
We hold a meeting of the Wil
lamette Valley Development
League at Independence on June
12 and 13, ' 1905, at which we
will have the best talent of the
different counties and towns mak
ing up the valley t take part in
the meetiu for the vailev's bene
fit. Wc a-.k tjii 10 ive 11s fav; x
b!e notice in your i auer of 1 11s
metting. The program is being
arranged and will consist of three
sessions beginning Mondav at 2
p. m. and holding one session in
the afternoon and one in the even
ing of that dav, and one on Tues
day morning closing at noon.
This will be followed by a big
clam bake, 30 bushels of clams
being furnished by Hon. B. F.
Jones, of Lincoln county, for this
The bankers of the Willamette
Valley will, meet at Independence
at the same time as the leagues
meet and will organize a banker's
association of the Willamette
We wish delegates at this
meeting from every hamlet in
the valley and we ask you to
lend us your assistance in get
ting delegates here from vour
section of the state. Come your
self and be with us, we insure
you a good meeting and a fine
Opening of the Willamette
river, better transportation and
freighting facilities, ownership
of lock at Oregon City, opening
of our harbors, co-operation in
canning fruits, insurance, tele
phones, and other public utili
ties will be ieatures of the pro
gram. Sale of Poultry Stock.
I wish to announce that I have sold
all the S. C. Brown Leghorn breeding
stock at the College View Poultry Farm
to L. L. Brooke,, of the Mountain View
Seed Farm . I brought the original stock
from Illinois. I wish to thank thoBe
who have kindly patronized me in this
line, and ask for Mr. Brooks a share of
the same in the future- I sold because I
intend to make a specialty of Barred
Bocks. 8. H. Moore.
Three Physicians Treated.
W. L. Yancy, Fadncah, Ky writes
"I bad a severe case of Kidney disease
and three ot the best physicians in
Kentucky treated me without success.
I then took Foley's Kidney Cure. The
first bottle gave immediate relief, and
three bottles cured me permanently. - 1
gladly recommend this wonderful rem'
edy." For sale by Graham & Wortham.
Go!ey's Kidney Cure
atatctss kidneys ai hlacdm right.
"I find Thedford's Black-Draught
a good medicine for liver disease.
It cared my Fon after he had spent
$100 with doctors. It is all the med
icine I take." MRS. CAROLINE
MARTIN, Parkersburg, Vf . Va.
, If your liver does not act reg
ularly go to your druggist and
secure a package of Thedford's
Black-Draught and take a dose
tonight. This great family
medicine frees the constipated
bowels, stirs up the torpid liver
and causes a healthy secretion
of bile. -
Thedford's Black - Draught ,
will cleanse the bowels of im
purities and strengthen the kid
neys. A torpid liver invites
colds, biliousness, chills and
fever and all manner of sick
ness and contagion. Weak kid
neys result in Bright 's disease
which claims ts many victims
as consumption. A 25-cent
Backage of Thedford's Black
raught should always be kept
in the house.
" "I used Thedford's Black
Draught for liver and kidney com
" plaints and found nothing to excel
ft." WILLIAM COFFMAN, Mar
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are now a subscriber, then
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ong, so take advantage of it
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You Want Your Boy to Look
His Best this Spring, vC
His appearance depends upon the care and thought you
exercise in the Selection of his clothes. If you are careless
or negligent it reflects back upon you your good taste and
your pride in your family.
With the Best Boys' Clothes Within
Your Means, Why Not Have Them?
Prices Range From $2,50 to $5,00,
I (Sy CLOTHES fORfiOYS ; I
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Robes, Dusters, Whips, Etc.
Everything found in any shop is in our Factsry at
prices to suit all purses.
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All kinds of repair work done on up-to-the-hour style
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