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Coryallis, Benton County, Oregon, Friday, March
No. 2
Vol. XLffl.
Suggestions on Life in India by
M. C. Sinha.
or later be the universal language
of India.
Manual training means the
systematic study of the theory
and use of common tools, the
nature of common materials,
elementary and typical processes
of construction and the execution
and readings of work drawings.
The material may be wood,
metals, alloys, or plastic miner
The national university should
organize trade schools such as
we find in every other country.
Tn TJranrc for instance, there are
special schools for textiles, tobac- als. I The drawings include free
ro. aloves and clocks, with ad- hand and instrumental with pen,
vanced courses for those who pencil and brush.
want to be manufacturers on a The object is to lurnisn a
large scale. broader and more appropriate
1 university shonld foundation for higher technical
bear in mind the remarks of education; to serve as a develop
Moseley's commission of Indus- ing school where papils could
trial Tn'nnirv! '-Mv oDinion is. discover their inborn capacities
n the Man- and aptitudes, whether in the
rhVster sninners. "that the veune direction of literature, science
American is better equipped for engineering, or practical arts; to
fVi. Kanlenf life than the voun? provide elementary mathemat
Enelishman." The delegate ot ics, science and language
The Benton County Citizens'
League Hold Annual Election.
the tailors said: "England ls-a
v quarter century behind the age,
and every day augments the dif
ference." Mr. E. L,. Harris, the com
mercial agent of America, says
Its function is to develop the
brain through the use ot the
hand and eye and thus increase
its control over tools and mater
ial. It is the onlv way to teach
accuracy and precision to young
"Ten Years' residence and study boys and girls in other words,
in Oermanv has led me to the be- it means "expression." The ob-
lief that this empire's greatest Meet of manual'training is not to
supercede trade schools, but its
real aim is to develop, strengthen
and discipline the executive abil
ity of man. Manual training is
a necessary item in the curncu
lum of modern education, for the
reason that it gives skill in the
use of tools and the process of
What we want today is to com-
caDital is its intelligence. A
process of rigid training has not
only enabled Germany to over
come the disadvantages of her
location, but the merchants
and manufactuiers of England
find themselves face to face with
the fact that German commerce
has much more rapidly increased
than their own, and manv mar
kets are lost to England in favor bine manual with mental train
of Germans. The English com- ing; to put the liberal arts and
mercial agents and travelers do I the mechanical arts into the same
not know how to represent their curriculum; to deal simultaneous
interests. It would be difficult ly with material forces and ap
to estimate how many Germans pliances with spiritual forces and
are managing correspondence in appliances. Those who hold that
English business houses." tools and shops would lower the
The best interests of the swad- educational tone and degrade the
ii- 8hi movement cannot be served high purposes of the school and
until the sons and" Children of our that "the time spent itf-manual
, commercial classes be given to training would be intellectual
understand thoroughly the orin- loss, snoma come ana visit Amer
ciples of commerce. Therefore, ica and they will soon get rid of
the national university should the delusion, for they would find
provide courses in the following that all such fears are groundless
i. The organization and struc
ture of ancient and modern in
dustry of India and foreign coun
tries, considered historically.
2. The economic position of
India with reference to England
with reference to rural organ
ization .
and that manual training, m
I stead of debasing, elevates the
character, promotes co-ordination
and develops creativeness.
The universities of India today
I divorce knowing from doing,
exaggerate the former at the ex
pense of the latter. The univer
sities of India take the students
3. The organization of foreign into'a palatial building and teach
4. The organization of native
5. How to start and manage
business, with reference to cap
ital. labor, skill, taxes, tariffs
and law.
6. Trade with reference to
China. Burmah and the Asiatic
7. Economic factors in rail
8. Foreign railways and ship
ping with reference to
Life insurance, banking,
them to be helpless all their
lives, because they teach' noth
ine useful and handy. In Amer
ica manual training is required
of every boy in school and is op
tional in colleges. No schoo
omitting manual training is con
sidered worth the name in Amer
ica or Germany.
Industrial training should be
imparted to stimulate and quicken
the sensations of men and not to
make them stolid by giving them
Indian rough, hard work. The labor
atory of an industrial school can
be utilized for educating work-
inginen to the requirements of
their trades by night. The
teachers in the night school
should be the men of practical
experience and should teach the
subjects that they are well versed
in. Speaking of trade night
schosls, Officer Baillet, of the U.
Technicalities of trade.
Credit exchange.
Business policy f India.
Public finance.
Industrial schools should have
the character of professional
schools and wherever possible the S. A., says:
classes should be arranged accord- "Teaching trades at public
ing to prolessions those belong- J schools is the feature of our public
ing to related industries should schools; it is growing rapidly in
be placed in the same class. favor and is destined to become a
The tendency of language permanent and important part ot
should be to absorb and not to be the school system ot our cities.
absorbed bv English, and it Such evening trade schools can
should be so simple as shall al- not only use the shop equipments
wavs tend to be a national lan- of manual training high schools,
trnacrp a lanpnaire understood bv I but they can have a free use of
everyone in India. Wherever I their laboratories, ot their draw
have gone outside of India, ing room with its equipment and
and wherever there was a bunch other facilities for academic in
of Indians, I found they could struction. Thorough courses in
understand Uooer India speech mechanical drawing, m mechan
and a majority of them could ics, in applied physics and other
read and write Hindi, or some-1 academic studies should be otter
thing allied to Deo-Nagri. It ed and every student in the shop-
seems to me that urdu written in work classes should be encourag-
Deo-Nagri characters shall sooner ed to take as many of these
There was a good attendarce
at the meeting ot the Citizens'
League, Tuesday evening, m re-
cognition ot tne lact tnat toe
election of league officers occurs
at the meetiag held on the first
Tuesday in March.
B. W. Johnson, president of
the league, read a report on the
work of that body and the condi
tion of the city and county in
general ot which the following is
In the first place I want to con
gratulate the business men on the
substantial increase in business
n all lines during the past year.
'. am advised by different mer
chants of the city that business
of the past year has shown an in
crease of from 10 to to 100 per
cent, anc I feel certain that con
siderable of this increase is due
to the affective work of the
eague, The postal revenues are
generally conceded to be an ex
cellent barometer of business con
ditions. During the past week
the Portland papers have given
much space to telling the world
of the wonderful increase of
postal-revenues of the Portland
post office during the month of
February, claiming that such in
crease was a trine over 25 per
Corvallis, however, can make
much better showing than
Portland. The revenue from the
sale of stamps for the Corvallis
post office for February, 1905
was $5S5i for February, 1900,
$755. a gain ot $200, or a trifle
over 36 per cent. For the year
ending February 28, 1905, the
revenues of the Corvallis post
office were $7U.7.8o, and for the
year ending February 28, 1900,
the reveuues were $8,095.55.
showing a gain for the year .of 13
'th t tiuia
pCi LClll. A uciicvc luia auuwiug
is a fair index ot the prosperity
that the community has enjoyed
during the past year. -
During tne year just ended the
league has received directly and
indirectly $655. Of this amount
$450 was contributed by the
county and ' city; $140 was re
ceived from subscriptions for Cor
vallis Dav at the Lewis and Clark
Fair, and the balance of $65 was
received ftoni dues.
One great thing the league has
done during the past year that
shows tangible results is in the
matter of advertising.- Last Mav
the county appropriated $150 lor
the use of the league in adver
tising. This, together with some
cards that were printed for distri
bution at the Lewis and Clark
Fair, has brought to the secretary
1,450 requests for printed matter
concerning'Benton county. It is
asserted by those in a position to
knowthat duringthepast year fully
$175,000 have actually been in
vested in this county and it is pro
bable that all lold $250,000 ot out
side capital have been brought to
the county during the 12 months
just , passed. bo satistactory
was the work of the league that
the county at the February term
of court granted an additional
$1 qo for the uses of the leaguers
m furthering the interests ot
Benton countv.
Commenting upon the fact that John
F. Allen, secretary of, the league, wrote
oae or more personal letters to eve y
oae of the 1,450 persons who inquired ot
conditions feere during the last year, it
may be properly said that the citizens of
Corvallis should feel under lasting obli
gations to Mr. Allen for his faithful pe
formance of duty.
The apathy and lack of interest dis
played by the citizens of Corvallis toward
this organization is discouraging to the I
officers and the results are nothing like I
so great as they might be if the organiza
tion had the active co-operation of it
citizens. I am not complaining, but I
feel that the organization is essential to Perhaps it's your intended, or maybe a
thu Hvlnr,mBnt of this town and COUnt ""S"-cr cimer way
and that it has accomnlished during the
last year a great deal of good, and that I wrMiOHtA
with the suppart which it deserves its-1 that keep correct time are the kind I deal
work could be much more bineficial am)
of the organization at its highest state o
efficiency is essential to the best interests
of Corvallis. ;
in. It makes no difference if the time-
To my mind the maintenance fele they"
uuiu ucai my warrantee. 1 sen at a low
margin and that increases my sales. My
goods and prices are both satisfactory.
In regard to conditions locally the in
crease in new ouildings was probably the
most noticeable. From figures and esti
mates obtained from builders and con
tractors I feel safe in saying that 100 e-
sidences were erected in and around
Corvallis during the past year, and that
these an t other local improvements hav
resulted in a gross expenditure of proba
bly $150,000.
The gross tonage by rail in &dq tuto
Corvallis for 1905 exceeded that of the
previous year by 33 per cent, while the
receipts from passenger business during
the same period , even at the very low
rates in effect during the Lewis and Clark
Fair, show 50 per cent increase.
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - - - Corvallis
Hair Invigoraior
And Dandruff Eradlcatorp ;
' Wr'fcsrero -
5. 5
m o
Trails Mark Registered.
Price, - Fifty Cents; v
Manufactured by
The Vegetable Compound Company
' Corvallis,' Oregon 9tf
The above is but a Bummary of Presi.
dent Johnson's report, but many facts o'
interest and importance are set forth.
During the meeting Mr. Johnson was re
elected president of the league for the en
suing year; S. L. Kline, 1st vice presi
dent;T H. Wellsher, 2nd vice-presi
dent: Dr. Harper, treasurer. In the
matter of secretary. Mr. Allen desiring
not to continue in that capacity any
longer, the item referring to secretary
was held open. .
Our Spring Line of the Celebrated Hey wood
Folding and Reclining; Gocarts have arrived.
They are of the , latest patterns,, simple, yet durable
in construction. Call and see them. Prices right.
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"fefe. "Aff ; 'Iff
We . can'furnish you Carpets, Matting or Wall
Paper this Spring cheaper than ever before. Visit
our Store and be convinced.
A Specialty
courses as his time will permit."
There ought to be orgauizei
colleees with certain academic
features as its central point and
around it a series of practical
commercial shops, such as in
volve the principles ot certaiu
trades; the number of shops being
large enough to cover all reason
able demands from the commun
ity. The object of such organ
ization shall be to give the boys
a chance for makiDp- a selection
and find what they are suited fur.
This seems to be the only way to
counteract the , present tendency
of every college, man ; aspiring t
to be a pleader, failing;' which i
means the rain of the., tature of
all yotuig men in Indian - ...
Candidate for the Republican Nomi
nation for Congressman in the
First CongressionallDistrict.
W. C. Hawley was born in Benton
county forty years ago, and has resided
in this state continuously. He is a grad
uate of the literary department of Wil
lamette University, as well as the College
of Law, and has been admitted to the
bar. Later he served the institution as
its president for ten years, filling the po
sition with entire satisfaction to the board
of trustees. He declined the presidency
upon the reorganization of the uniyersity
a few years ago, preferring to devote his
time to classroom work. He has given
much study to political economy, history,
international and constitutional law, and
is regarded as well equipped for the po
sition he seeks. He is widely known as
a public speaker on live issues. As he
has always been a Republican, and has
"no interests to serve but the public
interests." his candidacy will
doubtedly be looked upon with favor.
For Representative.
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. 3
If you care to investigate call at my store any time.
(E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.!
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We Fix Everything
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New Line of Bicycles.
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suljt to the decision of the voten- m
the prima-ifet Atuil 20.
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A Lv-'v Tael.
With thxt ' T-t rvax of the race,
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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 lepair work from a padlock to a
threshing machine. Guns, sewing machines and locks
a specialty.
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.