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Corvalos, Benton County, Oregon, Friday. February IB. i h .
STATEMENT NO. I.
Criticism of Law By an Able
Editor Gazette: Indications
are that our primary election law
opens the door to graver abuses
than any we have yet known.
This might have been foreseen
since the prime purpose, well
concealed, indeed, was to destroy
the organization of the dominant
Nowhere do we see probability
of greater mischief being wrought
by this law than in the choice of
U. S. senators. However ardent
ly we may believe these should
be elected by the diect vote cf
the people the fact remains that
it is not the constitutional and
legal method of choosing them.
It may be said that after all,
the people simply nominate sen
ators, the legislature does the
electing. This is a mere flims
subterfuge, proved to be so by
pledge No. i, exacted from or
voluntarily given by candidates
for election to the state legisla
ture. Here is a pledge- which the
people have no moral right to
exact and which, we must be
lieve, it is both immoral and
cowardly to give, because it cir
cumvents and nullifies the plain
intent and mandate of the su
preme law of the land.
The legislator who is required
to take a solemn oath to support
the constitution of the United
States and of the state must
either foreswear himself or violate
the pledge to which he probably
owes his election.
If a man is willing to give a
public pledge to violate one pro
vision of the constitution, the
law, may he not be induced,
sub resa, by individuals, or by
corporations to violate other pro
visions? Really is he a safe man
to frame laws for a great state?
We know at least one republi
can, and believe that there are
other republicans as well as demo
crats who will not, either at the
primaries or later, support any
candidate for the legislature who
has given such a pledge.
The trouble is for too long
have self-seeking men been foist
ed upon the people. The rem
edy is in the hands of the peo
ple. . Let them elect intelligent,
honest, curageous and patriotic
men to the legislature. Such
men mav be found in every party
in every legislative district in the
state. Seek them out. They
are not passing the hat around,
nor making every sort of promise
for support. Send . such men to
the legislature and they will sup
port the fittest available men in
the state for the office of U. S
senator. This is all we seek, all
that the constitution contem
plates, and oners no premium
to trickery, dishonesty, coward
ice and perjury.
J. K. Philips.
one of the .most tempting and de
licious dinners ever enjoyed by
the good people living there. It
was the general impression that
the good housewives were trying
not only to surpass all previous
efforts, but to surprise even their
own husbands, and they did it in
a very successful manner.
A literary program filled with
entertainment was one of the
eatures of the day. Each pupil
showed marked improvement in
this work. The musical se-
ections pleased everyone. The
band gave some excellent num
bers. The two quartets aided
materially in increasing the inter
est and entertainment- lhe
several vocal solos were sung
with good voice, feeling and ex
The regular work consisted of
a short, pointed talk on "The
Value of Parents Visiting the
School and Teachers Visiting the
Home," by Prof. R. R. Miller.
Mrs. Horace Underbill read an
excellent pper which was filled
with practical suggestions on
The Parent's D.ity When
Trouble Comes into the School."
rof. O. V. White gave a fine
talk on the "Value of Trained
Teachers." His method of
handling the subject aroused in
tense interest among those pres
Supt. Denman gave a short
practical talk on "A $4,000-
Boy." At the close of the uieet-
ng so well pleased were all with
the results of the day's work that
many solicited Supt. Denman to
hold another meeting as soon as
FINE SCHOOL AFFAIR.
Teachers, Parents, and Pupils
Meet at Summit.
Summit is rapidly becoming
one of the foremost communities
in our county in educational
matters. Within a short time
they have built ne of the best
school houses in the country
They are rapidly improving the
grounds, and when completed no
one need regret the time and
work thereby expended.
Last Saturday thev again dis
played their interest and enthusi
asm. Superintendent Denman
had arranged to hold a parents
meeting with them. While the
house is large, it failed to seat
all attending. The parents came
from every part of the western
section of the county, even Nash
ville being well represented
Prof. R. R. Miller had the Sum
mit band on hand to lend in
spiration to the occasion. The
enthusiastic mothers prepared
REPORT OF DIRECTOR.
Extract From the . Sixteenth An
nual Report of OAC.
Real Estate Transfers.
The sixteenth annual report of
the Oregon Agricultural College
and Experiment Station has just
come from the college presses. It
is a very comprehensive report.
From it we reprint an excerpt of
the report of Dr. James Withy
combe, director of the Experi
ment Station as follows:
The endeavors of the agricul
tural department were laigely de
voted to rotation systems of crop
ping, soiling, dairy cows and al
falfa investigations. For several
seasons the station has secured
gratifying results from two gen
eral systems of crop rotation; a
four year rotation with corn,
wheat and two years of clover,
and an alternating svstem with
vetch and spring grain.
For the past three seasons the
Station has conducted investiga
tions to the feasibility of soiling
dairy cows with the result that in
1903 two acres of alfalfa and one
acre of crimson clover yielded
95,744 pounds of green forage,
or sufficient to feed 10 cows for
127 days. In 1904 two acres of
alfalfa and two acres of vetch and
winter rye yielded 79,685 pounds
of green feed or sufficient to
maintain 10 dairy cows 106 days.
In addition the two acres of vetch
yielded a second crop of fifteen
bushels of seed. This year two
acres of alfalfa, one acre of vetch
and rye and four-fifths of an acre
of vetch and winter oats yielded
107,870 pounds of green forage,
or sufficient to maintain 10 cows
for 14. days. The two acres of
alfalfa will yield one and proba
bly two more light cuttings this
season. An acre 01 tnis land
would scarcely furnish sufficient
pasturage for one cow for four
months. Thus it will be seen
that soiling is economy of land.
INVESTIGATIONS OF FORAGE
Considerable attention has
been given to alfalfa and from re
suits obtained tuus lar it is evi
dent that this forage plant can be
successfully grown on large area"
of land in the Western portion of
the State. Experiments are un
der way with the use of lime at
the rate of one ton per acre; also
with treated seed by means of
cultures of bacteria secured from
the National Department of Agri
culture as against the use of im
The Station has supplied dur
ing the past year 4,400 pounds of
moculated soil to 21 farmers and
has sent out 3 packages of treat
ed seed for co-operative work.
For several years ah effort has
been made to find a good pasture
grass, one that would afford some
growth duriug the dry season
It is found by experiment that
the grasses known as Oregon
evergreen and Festuca arund
inacea are both well adapted t
the heavy clay soils of this sec
tion and promise to be excellent
Work in the selection of vetch
witn a nign protein content is
continued, also with the testing
of new varieties of forage plants.
Tn nflrlitirin tn sni'Hndr Trrfri
mi l t J i o 1
xuaKSrtrgaie iixiiiuai ieltCr!ments witfl dairy cows and voan
uewspayer 1uu.11 ui iiie wunu
amounts to 32,500,000,000 pieces,
barley, a much less expensive
feed than wheat, gave nearly as j
good results as wheat.
This includes . investigations
with corn, clover and vetch sil
age, both steamed and unsteamed, j
variety tests of various cereals !
and forage plants; systems of ro
tation and cultural methods.
The Station Staff has conduct
ed during the past year, 18 in
stitutes with an aggregate attend
ance of about 5,500 persons. In
dividual members of the Staff
have also assisted in a number of
State and National conventions
and local agricultural and horti
Five bulletins were issued dur
ing the year: No. 82, "The
Apple in Oregon;" No. 83.
"The Perpetuation of Pure Cul
tures for Butter Starters;". No.
84, "Poaltrv Under Confine
ment;" No. 85, "Digestibility of
Vetch Hay and Corn Silage;"
No. 86, "Co-operative Irrigation
Investigations with the Office oi
Experiment Stations, United
States Department of Agricul
Receipts from sales of farm
commodities, live stock and
dairy products, $1350.26.
James Hayes and wife to Peter
Herkess, right-of-way for road;
M. E. Fruit and husband to
John Bier, ij lots, block 6.
Cor vail is; $800.
Rena Longbottom and hus
band to Delilah Reid, q c d claim
39, Kings Valley; $1.
R. Oakes and wife to E. L.
Oakes, 283 acres, t 14, s r 6 w
A. M. Witham f o Elvin With
am, land near Corvallis; $913 60.
J. G. Avery and wife to Chas
Gaylord, 2 lots in Corvallis;
Lvdia - Maxfield to State of
Oregon, lot 7, sec 10, 1 10 s r, 6
Lena Hamilton and husband
to E. S. Howard, 64 acres, near
United States to John Duffy,
patent to 160 acres, near Belle
George Tavlor and wife to
Noel Wilkinson, small tract of
land in Corvallis; $300.
L. E. Chenoweth and wife to
L. G. Price, 80 acres, near Hos
B. W. Harris and wife to C.
A. Hopsoa, 83 acres, near Al
'Over One-Fourth of World's Xntix
First and Second Class Matter Goes
Through. United States.
of which 8,500,000,000 go through
the United States mails, says a
writer in Success. We have 75,000
post offices and 500,000 miles of
postal routes, with a yearly travel
over them amounting to 500,
000,000 miles. The service costs
over 150,000,000 a year. The re
ceipts are now almost equal to the
expenditures, and have doubled in
the last ten years. In 1860 the
total receipts were ?8,000,000,
which was considered an extraor
dinary sum. But for ?22,000,000
spent in establishing the rural
free delivery, which now serves
one-seventh of the population of
the United States, the post office
would be self-sustaining.
GUARANTEED not to injure anything,
no matter now nne. Absolutely tree
from Ammonia, Acid, Cyanide of Po"
tassium, Poison, or any injurious sub
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
' Is tbe Dantta K&tbilt
The statement is sometimes seen
since the renaissance of the dahlia to
popularity that its tubers are edible.
On this point American Gardening
printed a note a season or two ago
from J. Ai McDowell, City of Mexico,
in which he says: "The dahlia, though
a native of Mexico and discovered by
Humboldt, Is not known as edible, like
other flowering roots, such as Tigridias,
which are eaten like potatoes, either
roasted or boiled."
Holdlnar Foliaare Too L.at.
A tree should ripen Its wood and Its
leaves at the same time and at the
normal time. If it holds beyond the
proper time, say November, as I have
had trees do, it tends to weaken the
bads for the next year. I contend that
Is what makes the so called tender va
rieties of peaches. For fifteen or twen
ty years I have noticed that certain va
rieties hold their foliage very late In
the fall, later than all the restr-W. EL
Bkillman, New Jersey.
The Roao Bod.
It is a mistake to mak any rose bed
higher than the adjacent surface, as In
hot weather the soil dries out and the
plants suffer for want of moisture. If
the bed is intended for hybrid perpetu-
als it should contain a fair proportion
of clay, well mixed with the other soil.
A sufficient amount Is always present
In what Is known as a heavy loam.
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We are making a specialty in the form of the latest and most
up-to-date eye glass mounting, ever offered to the public.
This eye glass mounting is "The Heard" guaranteed to stay on
where others absolutely fail.
If you care to investigate call at my store any time. 3
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The Weekly Oregonian and the Gazette
Both one year for $2.55
Best value ever.
Knees, heels and
toes of stoutest Irish
on every pair.
Try them once and
stop mending f orgood
The large flowered types of chrysan
themum which each autumn product;
sneh gorgeous shows in the stores, flor
lsts establishments and conservatories;
are not hardy and are treated as green
house plants by the florists. The clasa
rof hardy chrysanthemums which shouli
be more commonly seen In every flow
er garden are the pompons.
Send rour boy for our "Cadet" Course in Jiu-jitsu Japanese Art of Self
Defeuse. It's free, and he'll like it.
J. NOLAN S SON.
Messrs. Fullerton, Hnbler & Reed are
prepared to do city and country spraying
at reasonable rates. Tieave orders with
J. R. Smith & Co. 15-18
Have your job printing done
at the Gazette office.
The Philomath Mills will be prepared
to furnish pins and brackets for tele
graph and telephone works after Jan
nary 25, 1906. Inquire of M. k at
stock, two digestion experiments
were conducted with four ani
mals witn vetcti nay and corn
silage. The results of this work
were published in Bulletin 85
Two feeding experiments were
conducted with swine. Ten
shoates of the same age and breed
were divided into two lots. Lot
1 was fed ground wheat and con
sumed in 76 days 2.457 pounds,
gained 515 pounds. Grain con
sumed for one pound gain in lhe
weight, 4.77 pounds. Lot 2 w.s
fed ground barley and consumed
in 76 days 2,527 pounds, gained
505 pounds. Grain consumed
for one pound gain in live
weight, 5 pounds. Thus it will
be noted in this instance that
Take The Gazette for all the
We Fix Everything
Trial Solicited. Work Guaranteed.
J. G. TYLER, Successor to Dilley & Arnold.
Has just secured the services of one of the finest me
chanics in the valley, and from now on will be pre
pared to do all kinds of repair work from a padlock to a
threshing machine. Guns, sewing machines and locks
We have just received a complete line of 1906 Base
Ball Goods, also a fine line of Up-to-date Fishing Tackle.
Flash Lights, Batteries, and Sewing Machine Extras
always on hand.
The most liberal reduction ever offered on HALF
ROLLS and REMNANTS now on at our store
This is to make room for our Urge 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.