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Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, February 13. 190G.
A microbe in this town ;
Is ranging np and down.
The bng they call reform
Has taken as by storm,
One cannot getaway
From its contagions sway.
In curbing vice and crime,
"Weoccop oar time;
The day of graft is done
The Devil's on the run.
We've got a zealous mayor
Whose one special care
Is guarding the yonng and fair
From sin polluted air
Of icilded den and snare
Quite right, we all declare.
With strife the council's torn
Frona eve to dewy morn
They argue and contend
About the way to end
The reign of vice and sin
And kick out sa tan's kin.
The pieacher's thund'rous voice
Makes sanctity rejoice.
The churches so they say
Have gone into this fray
And there propose to stay
For ever and a day.
In club, in car, in street
Reform is all we meet.
Although we hate to blame
Ve hang our heads in shame
To fee the awful sin
Our neighbors wallow in.
Reform does not begin
- Like charity at home,
To locate wrong we roam.
Reform doeB not apply
Unto the pronoun "I."
Borne say that change yon can't
With Jaw, or shriek, or rant,
The nature God gave man.
But sure these persons can
Not understand, for they
Proceed to jeer and say
These insects so unblest
That they would like a rest
From efforts to reclaim
This town from horrid shame.
But we the goodly know
Where souls of Knockers go.
80 owuward to the fight
Hurrah, for us and ri ght.
WOODS FOR VEHICLES.
Conditions in Manufacture and
Trade Vs. Fallacies.
The manufacture of vehicles
and implements occupies a rather
curious position among wood
working industries, as is shown
by a study ot vehicle and im
plement woods lately made by
the Forest Service. It appears
that in spite of the fact that the
more popular woods are becom
ing scarce enough to make the
use of substitutes in some cases
imperative, the trade is largely
tied down by unfounded preju
dices, in the minds of consumers
against the use of substitutes.
And these prejudices which man
ufacturers would now often be
glad enough to overcome, are in
some degree due to their own
efforts, under the stress of com
petition, to create and strengthen
a demand for the very woods
which the depletion of supplies
renders it more and more difficult
to obtain. For years the maker of
vehicles and implements made a
point of the fact that his wares
were constructed only of certain
kinds of wood, and the consumer
has been led to believe that these
kinds, and only these, are the
best. Now that other kinds
must be used, the consume r,
who has been an apt scholar, still
insists on having the old favor
ites. Under these peculiar circum
stances mauy manufacturers have
chose perhaps the only course
open to them that is, they have
used substitutes without taking
the consumer into their confi
dence. And iu so doing they
have been justified not only by
the pressure of competition and
the scarcity of supplies, but also
by the excellent results which
have been given by the new
woods. The consumer, how
ever, who feels that he has been
tricked when he discovers what
has been done, is likely to be in
dignant. When he finds, for in
stance, that the box of his buggy
or wagon, which he took to be
poplar, is not poplar at all, but
spruce, red fir, cypress, cotton
wood, or red gum, he at once
complains to the retailer.
In this wav he learns for the first
time that a large percentage of
so-called poplar vehicle bodies
are actually made of one or other
of these ud familiar species. In
the implement trade similar con
ditions obtain, though not in the
same degree. ,
To facilitate the introduction
of legitimate substitutes it there
fore seejis necessary to put the
matter to open trial, and, by re
moving popular fallacies, to
enable manufacturers to offer in
good faith a product which will
bring a reasonable profit without
falling short in utility.
The board of fish commission
ers held a meeting last week and
considered the rerort of Fish
Warden VanDusen for the month
of January, from which the fol
lowing facts are taken:
Complaints were filed in the
justice court, Astoria precinct,
by Walter Bailiff Settem, against
the Clatsop Mill Company, As
toria; The Tongue Point Lum
ber Co , Astoria, and the Astoria
Box Company, Astoria, for al
lowing saw dust and other lum
ber waste to be dumped on the
bank of the river in such a man
ner as would permit the high
waters to take the same into the
waters of the Columbia river.
In the case against the Clat
sop Mill Company the justice of
the peace imposed a fine of $50
and costs, which was paid.
The cases against the Tongue
Point Lumber Co., and the As
toria Box Company are pending
a ruling of the court upon de
murers that were filed ia each
For fishing for salmon with a
net in the waters of the Siuslaw
river, above the town of Maple
ton, Linn connty, Levi Hollen
beck entered a plea of guilty and
was fined $50 and costs which he
Dr. James Withycombe, the
director of the experiment station
of the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege, came down from Junction
City yesterday morning, where
he attended a farmer's meeting
and delivered an address on the
subject of diversified farming
He has a number of meetings to
attend during the next few
weeks, where subjects in which
farmers are intetested are to be
the themes for lectures, and he is
kept busy with these and those
duties devolving upon him as a
director of the experiment sta
ur. wituvcomoe. wtio is a
prominent candidate for the re
publican nomination for govern
or, has thus far been given little
opportunity to look after his poll
tical fences, his duties at the
college taking up his time, but
so well is be known in the state
and so popular has he become
that his campaign is practically
taking care of itself and he is
steadily growing in the estima
tion of his fellow republicans,
while support is coming to him
from all classes of citizens with
out regard to party affiliations.
"I asked her to marry me,
'Go to papa,' she said,
Now she knew that I knew
That her papa was dead.
And she knew that I knew
The bad life he had led,
And she knew that I knew
What she meant when she said,
Go to papa.' "
When a cyclone struck the place
Gentle Jane was whirled through space.
"It's all right," said Jane, "I know,
But it was an awful blow !''
Bob fell in with Bill one day,
But promptly they fell ont.
Yet by the lake they stopped to play,
And thua it came about
They both fell in, alackaday.
And never more fell out I
Pacific State Telephone Company
Planning to Invest.
At the annual meeting of the
Pacific States Telephone & Tele
graph Company, held at the
main office on Alder and Park
streets Thursday afternoon, of
ficers were elected for the ensu
Henry T. Scott, of San Fran
cisco, named as president last
month to succeed John I. Sabin,
who died, was reelected without
opposition, with Louis G. GIacs,
of San Francisco, as vice-president;
Fred W. Eaton, San Fran
cisco, secretary and treasurer; J.
C. Ainsworth, Portland, assist
ant secretary and treasurer.
The board of directors was
chosen as follows: Henry T.
Scott, Percy T. Morgan, E. S.
Pillsbury, Timothy Hopkins,
Louis Glass, F. W. Eaton, and
F. G. Drum, of, San Francisco;
J. C. Ainsworth, J. H. Thatcher,
R. W, Schmeer. J. P. McNicfa
olas, G.B. McLeod, E. H. Mc
Craken, H. S. King, C. E. Hick
man, C. H. Chambreau and P.
Bacon, of Portland.
The Pacific . States Telephone
& Telegraph Company is a cor
poration doing business under
the laws of Oregon, hence the
annual meetings are conducted
in this city. The Sunset Tele
phone & Telegraph Companv is
a Ua 1 norma corporation, out in
no other states are there any I
companies of the system, all
branches being governed from
Portland to San Francisco.
Just what improvements will
be made on the system in the
future has not been decided.
"There is only one object, and
that is to place the system in first-
class shape," said Mr. Scott,
Thursday. "Changes contem
plated cannot be measured in dol
lars and cents, but will be on ex
tensive scale. When the plans
are ready announcements will be
made from the different offices.
The telephone business is at pres
ent like that of western railroads
three years ago patronage , has
grown beyond reach of facilities,
The railroads had to build more
equipment and make cars larger
with engines heavier and more
powerful. The West has pro
gressed more in the last three
years, in my opinion, than it did
in 10 vears previously."
"What do you think of the
underground system with refer
ence to teleoaone wires." was
"The underground system to a
certain extent is a benefit, and
after that it becomes a detriment.
I am speaking from the stand
point of a patron. ; We can give
better service on aeriel . cables
than with the underground, ont
side ot crowded districts. It is
good for use in business districts,
but then it is a system that must
be handled with judgment.
Visiting officials will leave
Portland this evening for Salem,
arriving at San Francisco Sun
The above is from the Tele
gram. Since the appearance of
this article we have interviewed
Charles Shenefield, local man
ager for the above-mentioned
company, to ascertain if any im
provements were planned for this
city. Mr. Shenefield said that
for more than a year plans and
specifications for a great improve
ment of Corvallis service have
been on file at headquarters and
all that was necessary for the
company to get busy here was
an evidence of a desire on the
part of the Corvallis public.
Should the people give evidence
of support great improvements in
the local system would be made
at once. .
Nomadism and Home-Making.
It is sometimes difficult to
separate the land-speculating ele
ment trom the home-making
element among settlers in new
countries, wnen planning legis
lation for the home-maker says
Maxwell's Talisman. It will
remain difficult so long as there
are any new lands to occupy be
tween the Atlantic and Pacific.
Land speculation began with the
first discovery, by the Jamestown
and Plymouth men, that after
occupying and improving land
for a while it could be sold for a
good price, even though nothing
was paid for it in the beginning.
This discovery was the origin of
the nomadism which has char
acterized so large a portion of the
settlers whose steady advances
have built up the country. But,
viewing the matter in its larger
aspects, it is not the man who
has "moved on" who has done
the "building up" as is held in a
popular creed, but the man who
has stayed. It is he who has
created the permanent homes,
the fruitful farms, the smiling
Villages, the" busy factories, the
great cities. It is he who has
made the business for the rail
It is only as nomadism is elim
inated from our population that
the highest civilization is at
tained. The nomad has learned
to grab larger and larger areas
for speculation. The big land
holdings of the West, which
block improvement, are his. He
has become in inumerable cases,
too, the proxy of rich speculators
in the older states, whose hold
ings mark unimproved areas
scattered all along civilization's
line of march across the conti
nent. It is mainly to the land
speculating settler that we owe
whatever is crude and rough, ill-
compacted and garish in our
Faces Grave Charges.
Charges of conspiracy have
been made against the United
States Minister to Bolivia, Wil
liam R. . Sorsby, of Mississippi.
It is alledged that' be aided in a
plot to destroy a mining company
in Ecuador by means ot fradu-
lent bonds. Minister Sorsby was
placed in the diplomatic service
through the influence of Senator
Quay. It was said that Sorsby
sold letters and papers to the re
publican Congressional Commit
tee which were of use in the cam
paign. Senator Penrose of
Pennsylyania had Sorsby named
for the Bolivian post.
Accompanied by a half-tone
cut of Minister Sorsby the above
write-up appeared in the Oregon
ian of Fiiday. In past years this
gentleman has visited friends ia
Corvallis. On each visit he add
ed to his list of friends and ac
quaintances here and it is hoped
that there is some mistake regard
ing this affable gentleman.
Messrs. Fullerton, Bubler & Reed are
prepared to do city and country spraying
at reasonable rates. I,eave orders with
J. R. Smith & Co. 15-18
Have your job printing done
at the Gazette office.
The Philomath Mills will he prepared
to furnish pins and brackets for tele
graph and telephone works after Jan
uary 25, 1906. Inquire of M. k at
Take The Gazette for all the
The most liberal reduction ever offered on HALF
ROLLS and REMNANTS now on at our store
.This is to make room for our la.' e spring stock that is soon to arrive. If you need floor, cov
ering of any description, now is your opportunity. Come early while you can get choice of
patterns. Remember we have wall-paper at 7 1-2 cents per double roll.
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Just the thing to make old jewelry
look like new, and it acts like a charm
in cleaning precious stones, cut glass
ware and silverware. .
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - - - Corvallis
We are making a specialty in the form of the latest and mosfc
up-to-date eye glass mounting, ever offered to the public
This eye glass mounting is "The Heard" guaranteed to stay on
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If you care to investigate call at my store any time.
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