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IHE. CORVALLIS MtflTt
Published Tuesdays and Fridays by
. Gazette Publishing Company.
The subscription price of the Gazette
lor several years has been, and remains,
$2 per annum, or 25 per cent, discount if
paiii in a'ivanct.
LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE.
. It h pretty evident that cer
tain elements in both the repub
lican and democratic ranks are
attempting to break down the
tariff wall in this country. In.
the face of this attempt in our
own country other nations are
aware of our astonishing pros
perity and there is a cry for an
adoption of a protective policy
that they and their people may
enjoy the blessings, happiness
and contentment that a strong
protective measure brings.
Strange it is. indeed, that any
person versed on present con
ditions would wish tn pnrrhzt fVio
policy that made these conditions
possible. But such is a fact and
we find many urging a revision.
Bear in mind that there al
ways has been and always will
be calamity howlers, men who
would resort to any means to
bring aout measures of personal
benefit to themselves and their
own particular business. Then
there is another class those who
howl because they are consti
tutionally put up for such work
just as a dog bays the moon.
Nearly all mills and factories
throughout the land are running
at full tilt and many of these
great workshops are doing
"overtime." Does such a con
dition not look good? Does the
country need any radical
changes of policy? Is not Roose
velt all right and does he not
show honesty of purpose in his
every action? Is not what is
good enough for him good enough
Talk about reciprocity, about
free-trade, tariff revision, dual
tariff and everything else a fer
tile brain can suggest, but in the
midst of it all remember that at
present we are not obliged to
talk of soup houses. Wipe out
all ideas you may have entertain
ed of tariff tinkering and settle
down to the policy of letting well
enough alone, bearinsr in mind
that the chances are ten to one
that a change would make con
One is amazed now and then
at the evident ignorance of some
people and cannot avoid wonder
ing bow it is that a person, man
or woman, boy or eirl. with
average sense fails to grasp more
01 trie trutns 01 lite, even bv ob
servation. We have encounter
ed two men m our time who
strenously declared that the earth
was flat. The idea of water
fonnio", or assisting- to form, a
globe was not acceptable to these
men ana they scoffed the pre
sumption and ienorance of a Der.
son who undertook to talk gravi
ty to mem.
Somebody is to blame for snch
pitiable ignorance and it may be
trie state (some state) was at fault
during ih early youth of these
men. Albany now has a cae
tnat i uul looked .alter may re
suit in another inau who believes
the mnh is flit. - The Herald
tells the facts as follows and calls
attention of the authorities to the
There is a case in this city that
requires tne . prompt action and
senoub consideration of the edu
cational authorities. It is that
ot a youth selling articles of food
to passengers at the Southern
Pacific station. - The young man
in question, aged about 14 years,
carve in!o the denot a few davs
ago and asked Mrs. Rice, the
V .1.- r -.
"yi.ci. agciiL, me time 01 aay.
Mrs. Rics pointed to the clock,
when the youth stated that he
could not tell tli-'tirrte- by the
clock, .as he had e- 1 learned
that much.". He did ajt have to
learn to tell the time , he added
as his "ma" always told him,
and it was not necessary for; him
to know how it was done. Mrs.
Rice kindly "offered' taleach'the
youih enough so that he wou'd j
be able to tell tirne by the eh ck,
but he considered it time wasted
and left the station. When, in
this day and age of the world, a I
youth in a city like Albany is al
lowed by his parents to reach the
age of 14 years without learning j
any more thau this boy shows, it I
is nme tnat the parents were de
prived of the son and that the
stale take charge tf him and
teach him the rudiments, and in
some manner prepare him for that
citizenship that is certain to
come to hvrn later i life. The
educational authorities could do
well to look into thU- ce and
others in the same neighborhood.
Ira Wade Goes Free.
Ira Wadf, clerk of Lincoln
county, was acquitted in the laud
fraud case against himself, Potter
and Jones. The jury made shoit
work of the case as is shown by
the following from the Telegram:
The Potter-Jones-Wade jury
took about 30 minutes late Sat
urday night to reach a verdict of
conspiracy to defraud the govern
ment of timber lands, and to ex
onerate Wade. The guilt of
Jones and Potter was so evident
but that one ballot was required
to reach an agreement. It took
three ballots to clear Wade; the
first showed seven ballots for ac
quittal and five for conviction of
the clerk of Lincoln county, the
second nine for acquittal and
three for conviction.
It is expected that Potter and
Jones will ask for a new trial, and
as soon as Judge Hunt returns,
or a judge is appointed for the
District of Oregpn, motions to
that end may be submitted.
Meanwhile there will be nothing
done in the Federal Court, as
Judge Hunt left today for Butte,
Montana, where there is a press
of business awaiting him, and it
will be sometime before he can
return, if at all.
W. j. Burns, head of the secret
service agents connected with the
land fraud investigations, will
leave Wednesday for Washing
ton. He does not know , when
he will return, but he will prob
ably come back with Mr. HeMey.
The Unquenchable. ,
Many people of our section are
terribly in earnest in their clamor
for development in Yaquina har
bor and Hon. B. F. Jones, of
Lincoln countv, is foremost in
the ranks. Speaking of this
gentleman and his efforts, an ex
At the Eugene Development
League meeting, President Holer
put thelid on B. F. Tones in the
midst ot his plea for Yaquina
J5ay harbor and an outlet there
trom. At the Republican Peace
Conference last week, when Jones
was asking tor recognition of Ya
quina Bay harbor and the Wil
lamette valley, the lid was aain
put on by Isaac Manning of
aaiem having his motion tabled.
Being sat upon does not" dis
courage Jones. His face only
grows a little redder each time.
Determination grows with each
turn-down. Everv suomession
of Jones means more pent-up
oratory rrom the clam beds of
Yaquina Bay. It were better for
those interested in keeping Jones
in the background that no at
tempt be made to dim his lio-ht.
Jones is unquenchable. He will
De neard trom at the next meet
ing of the Willamette Valley De
velopment League meeting in
Albany. It will be worth one's
time to go to hear him.
Jones cau't understand why
Istac Manning, livintr at Salem.
should object to a resolution be-
lore tne reace Conference, favor
ing the lifting of the 50 cents per
ton embargo on every ton shipped
out of the valley in the way of a
toll at the Oreeon Citv Locks.
jjones had observed in silence as
long as his nature will permit,
the farmers, hoD erowers. stock
raisers, fruit growers and other
interests of the val'ev oavino-
some $200,000 annually merely
be cause of a little obstruction in
the river at Oregon City.
Jones can't understand whv
. . j
lime is given to discussion of
scientific irrigation and kindred
subjects at League meetings
when he is denied the orivilepe
of telling of the advantages of a
direct connection iswith an open
sea at .Yaquina,,
There will be no lid on B. F.
meeting. - - .
Of all that the annals of graft can boast
there is nothing greater, moreVyntematic,
nor more theiviug than the action of
Richard A. MeCurdv. resident of the
Mutual Life Insurance Company. He
has been a "king pin" iu filching from
thtusands of peop'e tht-ir hard eariitd
cash. The Oregoniaa devotes some space
to the gentleman in a pretty good edi
torial, Wednesday, as follows :
' If there is a better way of conducting
ihis investigation. Mr. McCmdy," said
Chairman Armstrong, '"we should be
most happy to learn it." The chairman
of the investigating eommitte may pos
ticus his soul in peace. There is no bet
er way. Fjcowe. ait f r woder ,
perhaps, an invesiigaiing committee has
a-taiiied perfection in methods and re
sults. The iublic has league more
about life insurance since Mr. Hughes
liegm his questioning than it ever knew
before; but something still remains to
lt.rn. For ex imple, w hat does Mr. Mc
Curdy draw his pay for? He scenw to
know '.othing whatever about the affairs
of his company. Asked about the false
advertisements his' company publishes,
he replied that "the casual reader knew
as much concerning them a- he did."
Asked why a policy which drew $55.76
as a dividend in 1876 drew only $3 iu
19il4, he did not know. He knew, in
fact, nothing about the lines along which
the company is conducted. What does
he draw his salary of $150,000 a vear
for? McOurdy explains tht his extrav
agant salary is due to the prosperity of
the company. The more it prospers, the
the more the officers get and the less the
policy holders. The latter might prav,
"Deliver us from prosperity."
There is a wider aspect of this mattnr.
Would McCurdy's ignorance of the af-
tairs of the company be a valid defense
n case he were to be ptosecnted for its
malfeasance? Paul Morton's ignorance
of th8 business of the Santa Fe Railroad
was held to be a goot defense under sim
ilar conditions. If the plea of is-norance
is valid in one case it is valid in alL
Who, then,' is responsible for the crimes
of a corporation ? Is it not criminal in a
man to be ignorant in that which it is
his duty to know? If that ignorance
makes crroe possible, is he yiot just as
responsible as if he had expressly order
ed the unlawful act? Undoubtedly he
is. It is replied that tbejiorporatioo it
self is responsible for its crime.', but the
reply is nonsense. The' metaphysical
distinction between a corporation and
the men who compose it outrages justice
and mocks at common sense. The men
are the corporation. The cor, oration's
acts , are their acts, originated in their
wills and tarried out by their agents
It is their duty to know what their
agents are doin:.
Consider how it goes on the Paul Mor
ton analogy. The officer is not reeponai
ble because he is ignorant. The under
ling is not responsible because he acted
without cizmnal intent. Nobody can be
punished for a rorporatson's c-iimfs It
is the Mr. Hyde of American civilization-
elusive, invisiiile and beyond reach ot
the law. The officers are all good Dr.
Jekylls, who knuw nothing to the mal
feasance of their horrible other selves.
Call yourself John and commit a crime:
call yourself James when you come to be
tried fjr it and the law will clear voti
That is the whole theory of corporate
responsibility aa the authorities are now
inclined to view the matter, and under
that theory McCardy can never be
brought to justice for his embezzlements.
Talk of angels dancing on the point of a
needle! That is no feat at all compared
to what American law can do when it
comes to helping a guilty corporation
officer wriggle away from justice.
The steamer "Colonia" which
sailed from Canso, N. S.,. Sep
tember 26, paying out the Com
mercial Company's new Atlantic
cable, arrived at 6 o'clock, Oc
tober 2, at a point 187 miles from
the Irish coast, where she made
thv final SDlice between the
2,000 miles of cable she has laid
from the American side and the
187 miles laid lrom the Irish
coast by the steamer "Cambria"
On September 2? the weather
on the Irish coast and the Amer
ican coast was fine,, but the "Col-
onia" was laying cable in a hur
ricane in latitude 55 minutes, 55
seconds north, longitude 42 min
utes, 10 seconds east, blowing
with the greatest force from the
southeast. - ,
This will make the fifth At
lantic cable laid by the Commer
cial Company. When the first
cable was laid across the Atlantic
ocean the people of the whole
world were apprised of the under-
takin?. This was less than ao
years ago and now we have five
cables. ' The world moves and
cables are becoming so common
that comparatively few of our
people have paid any heed to the
laying of the last wire.
Went to Stay. .
A- exchange tells a Storv that
tke weak Spot.
When a boiler
ing death and
it, every body
says "Why: we
thought it was
It must have
had a weak spot
somewhere ! "
When a man
who has the out
of being sound and strong
suddenly falls a .prey to
disease, his friends ex
claim: "why we thought
he was all rin-ht. hp. miwt-
have had a weak spot somewhere."
The fact is, almost everybody has a
weak spot somewhere. Death and dis
ease are always looking for weak spots.
If your stomach or your liver won't do
its proper work, if your body fails to
get its full nourishment from the food
you eat, and your brain loses part of the
sleep it ought to have, no matter how big
your frame and muscular your limbs may
be, you will give out; disease will find the
weak spot, and nature will give way.
"Three years ago this spring I was at
tackod with severe dyspepsia," writes Mr.
W. A. Cain, of 414 West Madison St., Hast
ings, Mich. "Was treated by live different
doctors, but kept getting worse until I was
afraid to go to the table to eat, as the least
little thing I ate distressed me so I could
hardly stand it. After suffering for nearly
a year and falling off In weight from 126
pounds to 109 pounds I commenced taking
"Golden Medical Discovery.' Before I had
taken all of one bottle I began to feel relief,
but kept on until I had taken eight bottles,
and now I am as well as ever, can eat any
thing I want, and I feel good. Am weighing
130 pounds and feel fine all the time. My
friends were surprised to notice such a quick
change in me after seeing me suffer so long.
Several saiil they never expected to see me
get well. I have not had to take any medi
cine for stomach trouble since. I cannot say
enough in praise of your 'Golden Hedicai
This glorious "Discovery" gives the
stomach and liver power to do their nat
ural work regularly and completely. It
makes healthy blood and steady nerves.
It helps the weak spots, making them
sound and strong.
Br. Pieree's Pleasant Pellets should be
used with "Golden Medical Discovery"
whenever a laxative is required.
has a more p ioted moral thn i
usually found in short stories.
Listen to t ri-:
Ten years ago a farmer- put
his iuitals on a dollar, went to
town and sweut it with a mer
chant. Before the year was out
he got the dollar back. Four
times in six years the dollar came
back to him for produce and
three times he heard of it in the
pockets of his neighbors.
The last time he got it, four
years ago, he sent .r co a mail
order house. He b not see
that dollar since and never will.
That dollar will never pay anv
more school or road tax for him
will never build up any or bright
en the homes ot the community.
He sent it entirely out of the cir
cle of usefulness to him.
No cheap sensationalism in
"Honest Hearts," says the Oregon
Rev. Feeee will occunv the duI
pit in the Congregational church,
bunday, as work-is not vet comnlet
ed on the M. E. church. At the
evpninj service there will be pine
ifg by an octette of male voices
a quartette irnui each church rep-r-.eentated.
Rev. Green has been
has beet, at Forest Grove during
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children. "
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Notice for Publication.
United States Land Office,
1 Portland, Oregon,
....... , . augiui iw, laoo.
Notice is hereby given that in compliance with
the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3,
1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands
in tne States of California, Oregon, Nevada and
Washington Territory," as extended to all the
Pllhlift FatM Kt.afnu htr rf Ann-..- J iDna
u j Hvu ui nugucii, iosfi
IVA SHERWOOD i-ATTY,
has this day filed in this office her sworn statement
No 654, for the purchase of S. Si of Section
No 26 in Township bio lo S., Range ho B West, and
will offer proof to show that the land Bought is nore
owuv niittii lur agricultur
al purposes, and to establish her claim to said land
FortlaLd.' Oregon, oa Monday, tite.Othdny of
. . ""u.-oC;,. jrwiu rv. Aiexanaer,
Inomas R. Graham, James H. fatty, all of Cor-
Vn.ll 14 Aronvm UsK4- A t t, r.
, w.guu, i.vwwu. xv. iriniui, ui ruru&na, urf ton.
Any and all persons claimiug adversely the above
described lands are requested to file their claims iu
thlfl tiffin A nit rT- Wnm aniA W J c i
1905 u "i uvemoer,
ALGERNON S. DRESSER, ,
1 - Hejrister.
JNotooe 10 hereby -given that the County
- r - " u"uu,Ji vj-nzgvjj,, i-i , a nppumt-
undersigned administrator of the estate
u.uuu xi. mumi uesusasea, ana 11 ner
agaiusv fldiu t-state Will
present the same according to law, to me at
CorVulllS. OTP!,.!, wilhin .iZ ... l-Z
1 a , luuuiuB LlllB
? W. S. LINVTLLE,
. j c . Administrator.
Dated September 7, 1905.
Notice ol Final Settlement
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, ad
ministrator fit tllri Mtatn nf H7ili:nn. IT-i j
ceased, has filed, in the County Court of Benton
j . uuai account as sucn adminis
trator, and that Wednesday the 8th day ol Novem
ber. ICtO.V t t.llA hnH, nF ,r D " , 1
Z Z ' Z A yjwn. r. tfi. lias oeen
nxed by said Court as a time for hearing objections
to said final account and the settlement thereof.
w. k. YATES,
AdmimstrEtor of the Estate of Win. Kriens, de
ceksed. Notice to Creditors.
In the Matter of the Estate of .
Mary A. Garlinghouse, deceased. V
Notice is hereby given to all persons concerned
that the undersigned has been duly appointed ex
ecutrix of the last will and testament of Mary A.
Garlinghouse, deceased, by the County Court of
Benton County, Oregon. All persons having- claims
against the said estate of Mary A. Garlinghouse, de
ceased, are required to present the same, with the
proper vouchers, duly verified as,- required by law,
within six months from the date hereof, to the un
dersigned at her residence one mile east of Monroe,
Benton County, Oregon, or at the office of Yates &
Yates, Corvallis, Oregon.
Dated this 26th day of September,! 1908.
- malinda f. staee,
Executrix of the Tat will and testament of Mary A.
Garlinguous.-, ucc&tsed. su 1'2 .
A romance of old
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
With Alma "Hearn as "Dad's Only Girl"
Reserved seats 50 cents
The Gazette office is equipped with
all the proper requisites in machinery
and tools to print anything from a call
ing card to a full sheet poster. Besides
you get the benefit of experienced print
ers to handle your work. Printing is
our business and while we are always
crowded w e are never so busy but that
we can turn out a job on short notice.
A few of the iWiis mentioned below may be r.q lired by you this
month. The beet for the least monej. Think it over.
Trespass Notices printed on canvas.
District school teachers' monthly report cards.
Wedding announcements and society invitations.
Business cards and circulars.
t Letterheads, statements, envelopes, etc.
222 South Peoria St,
Chicago, III., Oct. 7, 1902.
Eight months ago I was bo ill
that I was compelled to lie or sit
down nearly all the tiraa. My
stomach -was so weak and npset
that I oould keep nothing on it
and I vomited frequency. I
could not urinate without great
pain and I coughed so much that
my throat and lungs were raw :
and sore. The doctors pro
nounced it Bright 's disease and
others said it was consumption.
It mattered little to me what
they called it anej, I had no de
sire to live. A sister visited me
from St. Louis and asked me if
I had ever tried Wine of Cardui.
I told her I had not and she
bought a bottle. I believe that
it saved my life. I believe many
women could save much suffer
ing if they but knew of its value.
Don't you want freedom from
pain? Tako "Wine of Cardui
and make 0:1? -ine effort to
be well. Yen t need to be
a weak, helplci.. .aiierer. Tou
can have a woman's health and
do a woman's work in life. Why
,nt secure a bottle of Wine of
Cardui from your druggist to- -day?
, Cornice, Roofing, Guttering;
and all kinds of Sheet Metal
- Work. . , -
F. A. Heticye
In connection with J. H.
We Fit Glasses
II M X JP M. .
iu an veiecis oi digm.
MATTHEWS, The Optician
Room 12, Bank Building.
Gazette Indeuendent Dhone Ko
New Cure for Cancer.
All surfm-f i-ftK pro hih now kron to
be curab. bv iiii;klt;n'i5 Arnica aive.
Jos. Wallets, of Duffielii, Va,, writes: "I
had a uaDcer ou my lip lor yeais, that
seem incurable, till Bucklen's Arcica
Salve healed it and now it is perfectly
well." Guaianteed cure for euls and
burns. 25c at Allen & Woodward's drug
Foley & Co., Chicago, originated
Honey and Tar as a throat and lung rem
edy, and on account of the great meiit
and popularity of Foley's Honey and
Tar many imitations are offered for the
genuine. Ask for Foley's Honey and
Tar atd reiuse and substitute offered as
no other preparation will give the same
satisfaction. It is mildly laxative. . It
contains nn nninfrn onrl t a&faat fn.
children and delicate persons. Graham
ot worinam. .
Plans to get Rich
are Often frustiated hv onririnn ViroaV
down . due to Hvf nensia nr cnnutinolinn
Brace up and take Dr. King's New Life
Pills. They take out the materials which
are clogging your energies and give you
a new scan, vure neaaacne ana dizzi
ness, too. . At Allen A Wnnriwnrft'a
store: 25c: aaaranteed. , - ' -
Foley's Kidney Cure
nakes k;ctten- taJ Madder righu.
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