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f HE CQRVALL1S . GAZETTE
Published .Tuesdays and Fridays by
Gazette Publishing Company.
The subscription price of the Gazette
for several years has been, and remains,
$2 per annum, or 25 per cent, discount if
timid in advance. .
WHY IS 11 NOT COMPLETED?
In a recent issue we present
ed an address that dealt with the
problem of the river; and while
considering in a general way
the matter of an open river
and as strictly in the line of de
velopment we are to remember
that about 1883 it was proposed
to complete the West Side rail
road from Portland to Junction
City, thus paralleling the East
Side road for the distance of one
hundred and thirty miles through
Washington, Yamhill, Polk and
Benton counties, until it reached
Junction City, in Lane county.
By and on account of financial
embarrassment or unknown
causes on the part of the com
pany this work stopped short at
The line of road was surveyed
and the right-of-way secured
from Corvallis to Junction City,
a distance of twenty-five miles.
Much of the necessary work in
bridging Marys River was act
ually accomplished and ome
grading done on the line of the
road south of that river when
the work ceased. It has been
dormant ever since.
II is admitted by all that this
stretch of twenty-five miles re
maining uncompleted is the
gnrden spot of the valley. The
'Long Tom country is there in all
its glory waiting for the early
completion and connection with
the main through line of this
stretch of road. It is destitute
of railroad connection with the
balance of the state.
Why is this twenty-five miles
not closed and the railroad line
completed to its fixed terminus,
Junction City? Is the railroad
company acting in good faith
with the farmers who deeded to
the company the right-of-wav
over their lands in almost every
instance without consideration?
Is this financial stagnation to de
ter forever the railroad from
finishing its line over twenty
five miles of the least expensive
of any like number of miles 01
road within the State? If rail
road development is to be the
order of the day in the valley,
here lies work for the early har
vest, that will not cost the com
pany as much for the whole
twenty-five miles as the steel
bridge at Harrisburg; besides
opening two lines of travel to
the city of Portland from the
center of the valley.
The early completion of this
line deeply concerns the whole
of the West Side of Western
Oregon. Is the time not oppor
tune for that much needed work?.
Is the farming community to be
compelled for all time to cart
their produce to Corvallis, Har
isburg and Junction City?
When we come to consider that
the through line of travel and
freight from California to Port
land is wholly dependent on the
one road from Junction City with
the chances at all times for a
wash-out or other like interfer
ence at any point north of Junc
tion City, the importance of
closing up this twenty-five mile
gap is manifest.
A twenty-three years wait for
a railroad to construct this small
stretch is sufficient to chill the
p?.t'ence of Job, independent of
it being an outrage on the whole
of the West Side, as well as a
breach of faith toward the farm
ers who gave the right-of-way to
emphasize the spirit of develop
ment. Why not a through line
from Portland by the West Side
to California if this is the day of
Has inertia siezed the railroad
people until the right-of-way
shall lapse and the farmers claim
the same by adverse possession?
ONLY SEVEN AGAINST.
It is very complimentary to i
President Roosevelt that the
house passed the railroad rate
bill with only seven dissenting
voices. The wonder is that
these seven did not "flop" and
make the passage of the bill
unanimous. The bill gives the
Inter-state Commerce Commis
sion authority when a rate has
been complained of as "unreason
able" by a shipper, to inves'i
gate and report on the same.
After due investigation the com
mission may fix what is consid
ered a just and reasonable rate.
This rate so fixed will go into
effect at the expiration of SO
days, subject during this time to
be set aside or suspended by the
commission itself or the courts.
However, after once having
gone into effect it is to remain
the rate for three years. It is
understood, from the debates
that have taken place, that dur
ing this period of three years
the courts may review the situa
tion and set aside the rate should
it become plain that the rate so
established was confiscatory or
in conflict with the constitution.
To the president more than
any other man is credit due for
the passing of this billjthrough
the house. Railroad rate regu
lation has been Roosevelt's
slogan for years and the outcome
certainly looks pleasing. It is
now up to the senate.
Last Wednesday county court
convened for the transaction of
the usual county business. The
usual grist of bills were allowed.
Bounties for the months of
December and January were al
lowed in the sum of$i6.
The matter of the application
of B. Bartlett and others for a
county road from a point 40 rods
east of quarter section 30, town
ship 14, south range 4 west, to
Willamette river ferry was con
tinued for the term.
It was ordered that allfspecial
road levies filed with the court
be passed, except roid district
.The application of the Summit
Telephone company for the
county to lake stock in said
company wasdet.ied on the ground
that the county cannot take stock
in a private corporation.
It was ordered that the county
clerk advertise for bids to pro
vide the county with wood, as
follows; 25 cords oak grub wood
4 feet I'mg and not less than 3
inches in diameter; 35 cords spht
maple four feet long, and 15 cords
second growth fir four feet long.
Wood is to be delivered at the
court house between June 1 and
August 1, 1906. Bids will be
received up to 1 o'clock p. m.,
Wednesday, March 7, 1906.
The Willamette Valley Com
pany having petitioned for the
privileges to maintain, construct
and operate certain lines and
wires in Benton county, the same
The Oregon' and California R.
R. Co. having petitioned for
cancellation of tax on a certain
parcel of land within the county,
the court, alter duly investigat
ing the matter, saw that said
petition was correct and steps
were taken to ratify the same.
What Western Newspapers Say.
What Western Oregon newspapers are
saying regarding Dr. James Withycombe,
Director of tlie Oregon Experiment Sta
tion, who has recently filed his declara
tion as a Republican candidate for Gov
His friends believe there is no man in
the Republican party more representa
tive, having greater possibilities of useful
ness, more deserving of honor than is
Dr. Withycombe. His high qualities of
mind and character have made for him
many friends throughout the entire state.
They regard his platform as truly
characteristic of the man, ever eager to
recognize and aid the welfare and rights
of all an honest and fearless perform
ance of duty.
They do not consider him a party poli
tician, but regard him a conscientious,
progressive, and most honorable man,
who seeks the office of Governor, not as
one dependent npon a political position
for a livelihood, . nor for any selfish
personal benefit, but as a man appreci
ative of honor, and a champion for a
greater and united Oregon. Union Republican.
Juniors Entertain Seniors.
Oa Friday evening the .two
upper classes . buried the hatchet
of antagonism, forgot the hard
battle on the gridiron where they
fought against each other for
class honors a ad for Sew hours
indulged in the plea-ures of the
evening. It had been announced
that the occasion would be a
character party and from a glance
at the assembled hosts and guests
one would have thought that it
was carried out to the fullest ex
tend. There were costumes of every
conceivable design representing
characters from the most re
nowned .personages of antique
fame, to the most comical like
ness of the various specimens of
humanity living in our own day.
Alter a few minutes of laughter,
conversation and mirth, a short
program was rendered. The re
mainder of the evening was spent
in plaving games, the event
culminated with a sumptnous re
past served by Madam Hfer.
Among the best sustained char
acters were Phil Gerhart, Stimp
son Getz, and Misses Graves and
Watson. A very pleasant eve
ning was enjoyed bv all.
The OAC athletic union held
its annual election last Friday
and selected men to fill the two
most important offices for the en
suing year. The method of vot
ing was modeled after the Aus
tralian ballot system. It was the
first time it has been tried in the
college and proved to be highly
There were two candidates lor
general manager, Bert Pilking
ton, '05, Grover Cate, '06, and
three names all out of the '07
class were on the ticket for treas
urer. The final count of votes
gave the following: Pilkington
326; Cate, 125; Weatherford,
326; Thayer, 80 and Stebinger,
43. In electing Bert Pilkington
general manager, the most im
portant office, the students have
chosen a man well qualified for
the position He is a veteran on
the gridiron, having captained
OAC two years. He is well in
formed on all phases of the gj me,
a warm supporter of student
terpnses, and no doubt will bt
able to manage a sue :essful sea
son. An Invitation.
Oa account of typhoid fever at
Eugene the State Christian En
deavor Convention cannot be
held there. The time set for the
convention is from the 22nd to
the 25 ot February. Owing to
the circumstances an invitation
has been extended to Corvallis
that our people may act as hosts.
It is desired that our citizens give
an expression of their sentiment
on this point.
Steps were to have been taken
toward deciding the matter in a
meeting held last night by the
ministers of the city and others.
Should the convention be held in
Corvallis we will have many
noted people as our guests. The
matter is to be decided today.
Best Ae For reedingr Heiien.
There Is an almost general agree
ment of opinion that the right time to
breed for the first calf Is at about fif
teen months of age, this period varying
somewhat, according to the size and
vigor of the animal, says Dr. Kilchen
in Jersey Bulletin. If an animal is suf
ficiently vigorous and of a good enough
size when she comes to this age and is
not bred, she goes on to a beefy tend
ency more or less fast, according to
I suppose every breeder of long ex
perience has noticed the tendency to a
bull headed development in heifers that
are delayed in breeding. This tendency
is due to the fact that blood which
would have been directed to the hind
quarters through the stimulus of the
activity in the uterus is drawn to the
forward part of the animal through the
influence of the activity of the brain
if the animal is not pregnant.
Standing: Room For Cows.
The length of the standing room for
pna' urill vm-tr nHfi Vi r ciqr rA
cow and the method of fastening,
"When swing stanchions are used a
medium sized eow will require a dis-
tance of fifty-six inches from the gut-1
ter to the stanchion. In order to pro-1
vide for cows of different sizes it is
well to vary the distance between the
gutter to tte stanchion from one end
toward the other. In this way the
cows may 1 arranged according to
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STYLE and QUALITY
Style and quality in fullest
measure are found in our. soft
Distinction ' and individuality
are there too. Hawes Soft Hats
look like - thoroughbreds and .
You'll "find satisfaction in
the many new styles we are
now showing $2.50
Much stress Is being placed by cer
tain farm and dairy speakers this year
on the importance of a home supply of
cows, farmer raised milkers, whose
history and bringing up the farmer
knows all about and which, one by one,
take their place in the milking line
without the requirement of a large
sum of spot cash on the part of the
The advice is good. On many farms
the cost and care of the young stock are
scarcely noted, and the cows so raised
may be better than can be bought at
any price within reach of the owner.
Then, too, there is small chance of
building up a choice, handsome, heavy
milking herd unless the members are
carefully bred and selected on the farm
year by year. American Cultivator.
sli e In the Cow Barn.
We use considerable vaseline in the
cow stable, says H. G. Manchester in
Rural New Yorker. Whenever a cow
has a sore or scratched teat a little
rubbed on just before milking softens
the teat, so that she does not object to
gentle pressure and helps much to
quiet milking. After milking a little
more rubbed over the sore spot helps
to heal the trouble. The cost Is small,
15 to 20 cents a pound, and its use
pays. Do not put on so much that the
teats are slimy, as a little goes a great
way. We bore an inch hole into the
side of the milking stool about two
inches, and we keep the vaseline la
this. It is always at hand, yet out of
the way. "Vaseline" is a trade name,
and often one can buy "petrolatum"
or "petroleum jelly," which is the same
thing, for less than is asked for vase
line. Fcoien Cream.
If the cream is permitted to freeze it
is apt to impair the flavor of the but
ter, for we believe that when cream is
kept where it is so cold that it freezes
it is Impossible to ripen it properly,
says Hoard's Dairyman.
Moreover, butter made from cream
that has been frozen is apt to have an
oily appearance and taste unless great
care is exercised in thawing it out.
B. H. Webster, chief of the dairy di
vision at Washington, stated that the
experiments of the division show quite
conclusively that the fishy flavor in
butter comes from the cows drinking
stagnant water. Day adds unto day
convincing proof that the farm end of
this butter business has a great deal to
do with the final quality and the final
price received for the butter.
Cows should have all the water they
will drink. How often to offer them
water will depend somewhat upon their
habits. Many cows will not drink but
once a day, but we think it better to
train them to divide the amount. A
good practice is to give them oppor
tunity to drink just before the usual
time for letting them out for the daily
airing and again shortly before the
Meat in. Germany.
Good meat is scarce and dear in
Germany. The executive com
mittee of theGermantradeunions
has petitioned the federal diet to
allow an increased importation of
live pigs that the necessary meat
requirements of the German pop
ulation may be satisfied. The pe
tition declares that the working
people are suffering severely f com
the extraordinarily high prices
ruling for meat.
rirgt Neighbor Mrs. Snap
. ,, . ., , '
Bays she can't get a smile out of
her husband with a pair of tongs !
1 Second Ditto Well, that's just
.bout the way I thought she went
?at him! Detroit Free Press.
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ASK TO SEE THE
Spring Styles are now
Height jot French Soldiers.
Since the law of 1901 there has
been no limit of height for a
French soldier; dwarf or giant,
all must serve. Before that time
j the limit was only five feet one
inch. Yet the
I was not yet run down to that of
. Napoleon's "grandee armee" in
its last years and not long ago it
was above that of the German
army measured as a whole.
The fakmer heaps what he has pre
viously sowed. The human body reaps
liKewise tne natural crop ot weakness,
rain and death if- the seeds of disease
have been sown by bad habits of careless
ness m eating, sleeping and exercising.
Keep well if tou can and when you
need a little help in keeping well use
nature's remedies, that do not roughly
stimulate but gently quicken the action
of Nature's functions In a natural way.
Nature's laboratory furnishes the follow
ing plants which enter into the manufac
ture of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
covery: Golden Seal root. Queen's root.
Stone root, Black Cherrybark, Bloodroot
ana ivianaraKe root.
If in doubt as to your trouble or need
ing advice, you can consult, free of
charge, Dr. E. V. Pierce, chief consulting
physician to the ; Invalids' Hotel and
surgical institute, Buffalo, JN. X. All
letters are considered confidential and
answers beaming correct medical advice
returned in securely sealed envelopes.
"I suffered Jar nearly eight years," writes
ramp a. Fatcn, sq., or Mobile, Ala.. Deputy
Sheriff, "with malaria, which poisoned my
entire system and deprived me of my vi
tality. I was cured in three months by using
Dr. tierce's women Medical Discovery. 1
know it was largely due to neglect and I
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I had to do something at once to regain my
health. I began to feel better within four
days after I used the ' Golden Medical Dis
covery,' and after using nine bottles I was
restored to my usual health, feeling better
than lor years."
The most valuable book for both men
and women is Dr. Pierce's
Common Sense Medical Ad
viser. A splendid 1008-page
volume, with engravings
and colored plates. A copy,
paper-covered, will be sent
to anyone sending 21 cents
in one-cent stamps, to pay
the cost of mailing only, to
Dr. R.V. Pierce, Buffalo, N.
Y. Cloth-bound, 31 stamps.
G INS E N G
to the Richest Product
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Prof. Howard, of the Missouri State
Agricultural College, says: "I
American farmers to cultivate Ginseng.
Big profits are realized. It is easily
grown." A bulletin by the Pennsylvania
State Collece savs: "The supply of
native Ginseng Root is rapidly diminish
ing and the price per pound is correspond
ingly increasing, wniie tne constant de
mand for the drug in China stands as a
guarantee of a steady market for Ginseng
in the luture. American consul vjenerai
Wildman at Hong Kong writes: "There
will be little difficulty in disposing on
this coast of all the Ginseng that is grown
Ginseng is a staple on the market the
same as corn, wheat and cotton. The
present market price varies from $6.oo to
$8.uo per pound, while the cost of pro
duction is less than $1.50. There is room
in one's garden to grow several hundred
dollars worth each year. The plant can
be grown throughout the United States
and Canada in any soil or climate that
will grow ordinary garden vegetables.
There are two planting seasons, spring
We are buyers and exporters of the
dried product, and grow roots and seeds
for planting purposes. Let us show you
how to make money growing Ginseng.
You can get a practical start in the busi
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The Yellow Fever Germ
Has recently been discovered. It
bears a close resemblance to the malaria
germ. To free the system of disease
germs, the most effective remedy is Dr.
King's New Life fills. Guarantied to
care all diseases due to malaria poison
an'd constipation. 25c. at alien & Wood
ward's drug store.
Motlce to .Creditors.
. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
has been duly appointed by the County
Court of the State ol Oregon, for Senton
County, administrator of the estate of Henry
Holroyd, deceased. All persons haying clpims
gainst paid estate are hereby required to
present the same at the office of J. F. Ytts,
properly verified as by law required, at Cor
vallis, Oregon, within six months from the
Dated this 13th day of February, 1906.
W. S. McFadden,
Administrator of the Estate ot Henry Hol
3-year-old red bull cams tomy premises
in .November. Owner please call snd pay
pasturage and price of this notice. Twelve
miles southwest of O'vallis.
916 William Park
Are Y 1 Restless at Night?
And harrassed by a b&d cough, use
Bal rd's Horehound Syrnp, it will se
mr - you sound sleep sind effect a prompt
tn radical cure. bold by Graham &
Chas. W. Moore, a machinist, of Ford
xit.y, Pa , had his hand frightfully
inrned in an electrical furnace. He ap
plied Bucklen's Arnica Salve with the
isual result: "a quick and perfect cure."
Gieatest healer on earth for burns,
wounds, sores, eczema and piles. 25c. at
Allen & Woodward, druggists.
and Railroad Accounting.
The activity in railroad construction
throughout the Northwest has created a
Iarpe demand for competent telegraph
operators. We teach telegraphy, thor
oujit'y quickly, and secure positions for
ur graduates. Salary $75 to $90 per mo.
Tuit on fee low. For terms and particu-
ars, wite, Pacific Telegraph Institute,
Portland, Oregon . 10 17
Cheap Sunday Rates Between
Portl-nd and Willamette A
Low round trip rates have been placed
in effect between Portland and Willam
ette Valley points, in either directioi?.
Tickets will be sold
SATUBDAYS AND SUNDAYS
and limited, to return on or before the
following Monday. Rate to or from Cor
vallis, 3.00 Call on Southern Pacific
Co's Agents for particulars. lOltf
for Job Work.
for ehtJOntm aaft sarm ,V tsuttam.