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Ck)RVALUS, Benton County, Oregon, Friday, Afrit, 6, 1906.
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FAVORS LOCAL OPTION.
"Wants to Maintain Present Con.
ditions in Corvallis.
Ed.' Gazette: If our city as a
municipal government is respon
sible for the violation or obser
vance of social laws, or lawsof in
telligence, ot morals and of tem
perance, then obviously ei ch
individual citizen is responsible
for that standard of public moral
ity which he advocates and to
which his civic life gives sanc
tion and support.
If this be so, nowhere so much
in the world as-in our city, the
seat of learning, ought our cit
izens to be on guard in order ser
viceably to defend the Christian
principles that bear on the civic
life of our city, as well as those
bearing on our own individual
life and the lives of the
youth of our state who seek
learning within our gates.
An armed camp would not be
idle with an enemy prowling
through the ranks of its troops.
The last skulking intruder would
be apprehened and if not im
prisoned he would find it unsafe
to remain within reach of those
whose duty it is to clear the
camp of every disloyal fellow.
The vultures of the whiskey
traffic lost their legal status in
Corvallis a year ago as the result
of the oft repeated crimes
and felonies " traceable to
their commercial business
and now they hover with cir
cling wings ever their moral .
wrecks. They will seek at our
coming municipal election to re
store the broken sceptre of Rum
that it may again rule our city
with a rod of iron.
The people ot Corvallis will
never again restore, a whiskey ad
ministration for our city gov
ernment. We may continue to
suffer from onr late guilty co
partnership with the whiskey
traffic, but our people will - never
authorize a commercial business
that logically leads to brutal
drunkenness. Our people will
never again legalize the dehu
manizing business of making
drunkards a business that con
sumes with its liquid flames like
a burning desolating sirocco.
There is stored up in the
whiskey arsenals a fiendish,
subtle power more destructive
to the moral life of the race than
disease or famine with outstretch
ed wings over the world. The
armory of strong drink is the
incubator of disease and the
mother of moral famine in the
It paralizes and shatters the
manhood of the race and leaves
its helpless physical wrecks as
desolate and powerless on the
shores of time as the land that
rocks and reels with convulsive
earthquakes. Our people will
never restore its degrading co
partnership with the whiskey
business, a business that carries
on its front the mask ot Cain
in every land and clime where
it is licensed, legalized, or toler
ated. Its criminals outnumber the
stars of Heaven and are found in
the dens of vice in every city in
the world. Our people will not
legalize a traffic that makes men
insane and robs them of their
reason, and fills their lives and
the lives of their helpless families
with unutterable woe, poverty,
sorrow and despair.
Our people know of the mon
strous iniquity of the whiskey
traffic; innumerable witnesses
bear testimony, all covered with
the scars and wounds received
at the blood-stained hands of the
advocates of license for the prim
ative traffic of the ages of bar
barism which has grown under
the impulse of the special legal
privileges nntil it is more power
ful than the legions of dark
ness. Bat its power is ' broken
in Corvallis; we smote it hip and
thigh a year ago through the free
maa't ballot let the next con
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test demonstrate wnose uod is
the Lord the Dagon of Whiskey
that invisible power which has
summoned bis people to the de
tense ot the good name ot our
city and all that we hold sacred
and precious in every household,
against that withering blight
that fades with its touch and
smears the Heaven given tints
of glory from the brow of man
hood's earlv morning, and would
burn to ashes at Meridian the
golden ti uths of life spun from
the spotless fleece of immortal
T. J. Thorp.
Cake Opposed to Trusts.
Every combination of capital
known as a trust should be placed
under the ban of the law, not
onlv should trust corporations
themselves be barred from doing
busitess, but the individuals re
sponsible for the combinations
should be punished as provided
by law, says H. M. Cake, candi
date for United States Senator,
There is 'probably no other
man in the state of Oregon more
pronounced in his opinions upon
this subiect tnan Mr. uake. as
evidenced by his actions and
He is not the .attorney for,
is not interested in, nor does he
represent, directly r indirectly,
He believes in the absolute
freedom of competition in all
lines of business the preserva
tion of the equal rights of the
entire citizenship of the country
free from interference by . com
binations of capital.
Mr. Cake is a firm believer in
right of the American work
ingman to protect himself by
means of labor organizations
against oppressions ot organ
The great common people of
the country can depend upon it
that Mr. Cake, is friendlv to their
interests, for he is one of the com
mon peopled, i, -.;. 4 - -
He is friendly to every section
and interest of the state, and if
elected to the senate, will do
everything he can for the de
velopment and prosperity of all
The Primary Tickets.
An unusual condition exists in
Benton county today in things
polit ical, so far as the democratic
brethein are concerned. Instead
of there being seekers for office
this campaign, there has been a
seeking for men to fill the offices,
and even in that there has been
only partial success.
Tne time for filing petitions
for nominations for the primary
election expired at midnight
Wednesday and the two tickets
show the following aspirants for
office: On the republican ticket,
for state senator, Hon. E. H.
Belknap and A. J. Johnson; re
presentative, Virgil A. Carter and
J. H. Edwards; County judge,
E. Woodward, J. B. Irvine and
A. J. Williams; sheriff, Fred C.
Peii; Clerk, T. T. Vincent;
treasurer, S. H. Horton; record
er. T. W. 'Crawford. E. T. New
ton; com misssoner, W. A. Jolly,
George W. Smith.
On the democratic ticket there
is no candidate for state senator,
none for representative, none for
county judge and none for com
missioner. Those who have filed
petitions are M. P. Burnett,
sheriff; Victor P. Moses, clerk;
Harley L. Hall, recorder, and W.
A. Buchanan, treasurer.
Is the essential characteristic of men
and woman. Invaluaole to good busi
ness men and necessary to housewives.
A woman shows good judgement when
she boys White's Oream Vermifuge
fer her baby. The best worm medicine
ever offered to mothers. Mamy
indeed are the sensible mothers, who
write their gratitude for the good health
of their children, which they owe to the
qbo of White's Uream Yermuuee. beia
by Graham St Wortham.
Have your job printing done
at the Gazette office
AT NATIONAL CAPITAL
Matters of Importance to Oregon
and the Coast.
A question often asked . about
the national capital is regarding
Oregon's aiche in the hall of
fame. It will be remembered
that the state has no marble figure
there of her most cherished hist
oric son. She is not entirely alone
in the shortage, but such does
not prevent the curious from in
quiring when Oregon will be
ready to designate who shall go
down to posterity as her - most
potent and loved character.
The Hall of Fame contains
some of the most historic charac
ters of the nation. Revolution
ary days, of course, were produc
tive of a major portion of the men
who are honored there. For a
time it seemed that revolutionary
duties were the essential qualifi
cation, as no other achievements
approached those in popular
favor. , But new states and the
lapse of a century make Revolu
tionary heroes impossible for a
heavy psrtion of the nation's
ranks of statuary fame. Oregon
and several other new states have
not found it expedient to place
either of the statues allotted each
of them, and does not indicate
any desire for haste in the mat
ter. Oregon being the mother
state of the Northwest is natural
ly expected to have the most
material for such uses, and the
quizzical direct their attention to
Oregon's lack of representation
rather than to any other Western
Japanese encroachment in the
fishing waters of Alaska will be
brqught to a close this year.
Senator Fulton's bill prohibiting
aliens from taking fish in the
waters of that northern district, is
on the house calendar at last, and
is assured of final enactment
there, since the " senate'' already
has passed the measure. -'.
For some time, especially last
year, tne Japanese nave oeen
pressing their ; fishing operations
further and further on .the, Amer
ican side of the Bering sea and
north Pacific ocean. , . , United
States vessels found them last
year far in the Alaska fisheries,
catching salmon in large quant -
ties, and pickling the fish for re
turn to Japan. No siezures
were made, but most of the Jap
vessels took to flight when ob
served. That this matter may
be out in a certain state of pro
tection, the bill was introduced
by the Oregon senator, and
henceforth care will be observed
by the government to patrol the
fishing grounds during the season
when poaching has been practic
While the government is de
bating whether to have the Pan
ama canal work done by contract
or turned over to thef engineer
ing department of the navy for
execution, the splendid achieve
ments of the latter are borught
generally to attention. Some of
the figures cite4 to prove that the
army engineers are well qualified
are taken from work done on the
Columbia, where both canal at
the Cascades and jetty at the
mouth of the river, attest effi
ciency. The Columbia jetty has
always been regarded an especial
ly difficult piece of work, owing
to the exposed condition of the
bar and strong litoral currents
sweeping against the discharge
flow of the river. The construc
tion work on the jetty has been
kept below estimates, where
money was furnished with any
thing like fair constancy, and
had this contract been put on a
continuing basis, as many other
great works of the East and South,
it would have been finished for far
less than the original cost of the
There has been in progress for
some months at the Agricultural
College an organization "known
as the Hindoo-American Associa
tion, whose aim and work is
mutual helpfulness and the pro
motion of a more intelligent un
derstanding of one of the oldest
nations of antiquity, as to its
language, art, literature and
history. And on the other hand,
to pass over from the latest to
come in the world's -civilization,
American ideas of agriculture,
commerce and science.
That these educational ad
vantages may not be housed by
college walls, it was decided at
the last meeting of the club to
open its doors to outsiders, who
by the payment of 50 cents for
the remainder of the year, or 15
cents for eace meeting may par
ticipate in the discussions of each
The association meets the
second Monday of every month,
the next meeting being Monday.
April. 9th, at 7:30 p. m. at Col
lege Chapel, when the following
program will be , rendered :
How Best to Study India
. Ld by Judge W. S. McFaddeH
Piano Solo -Miss G. B. White.
Some Lessons in Hindoo Cookery
, Mr. Mustnram
Paper on Hindoo Music
- ' Prof. Taillandier
Ramayana, the Hindoo Epic, Mr. Sinha.
E V, CARTER?
Candidate for the Repub
lican Nomination for
How to reduce your taxes Mr. Carter
says? - .
1 am not the candidate of any clique,
faction, organization or eociety. Eastern
Oregon, Multnomah County and the nor
thern section of the state feave many fn
didates for TJ. 8 Senator and for the
o .ber state and district offices and it is
a reasonable claim tnat Southern Oregon
is entitled to this place tin the ticket.
Oregon hai never received any of this
interest paid on its money and if elected
State Treasurer, I wilt pay over to the
state every dollar of interest earned on
its funds whether a law be passed requir
ing me to do so or not. This will result
in a saving to the taxpayers of this state
of from $15,000 to $20,000 per annum.
A Friend of OAC,
E. V. Carter, of Ashland, Ore
gon, who is a republican candi
date for the nomination for State
Treasurer, has been in our city in
the interest of his candidacy.
Mr. Carter has many friends and
acquaintances in Benton county
who will remember that he has
always been a staunch iriend of
the Oregon Agricultural College
and that while speaker of the
House in special session of 1898
and the regular session of 1899 he
aided the institution in .very
Again as a member of the Sen
ate ways and means committee
in 1903 and 1905 he was ot aa ve
assistance in securing the app
priations asked for. Mr. C" r
is well qualified for the posiu u
of Stare Treasurer and his can'
dacy is being well receiv.
throughout the state.
For Portland and way points, leaves.
Corvallis Monday Wednesday and Fri
day at 6 a m. Albany 7 a. m. Fare to
Portland, $1.75; round trie 98.00.
1S3U H. A. anxAKr Agu;
THERE IS A GIRL IN THE CASE.
Perhaps it's your intended, or maybe a
daughter. Either way if the watch is
one I sold it's a good one. .
that keep correct time are the kind I deal
in. It makes no difference if the time
piece I sell you is a silver-cased one or a
lewelled gold-cased chronometer; they
both bear my warrantee. I sell at a low
margin and that increases my sales. My
goods and prices are both satisfactory.
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - - - Corvallis
Figure any way you will. The man or woman who
makes a purchase at our store actually saves money. We do
not claim that all our goods are sold at cost, but we do claim
that our customers are not deceived That our goods are sold,
only at a profit consistent with the times, and that marking
some goods AWAY UP and some AWAY DOWN is not
allowed in our store. A SQUARE DEAL to everybody is
our motto. .
Before commencing house cleaning drop in look over
our prices (all in plain -figures) and see what we have in
MATTING, WALL PAPER,
LARGE LINE OF COUCHES.
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.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.!
SEEING IS BELIE VESTO
Then come in and see my line of Sporting Goods and be con
vinced that it is the best and most complete line ever brought
to your city, consisting of Guns and Ammunition, Fishing Tackle,
Base-baU Goods, Bicycles and Sundries, Pocket Knives, Razors,
Sewing Machine Supplies, etc. Gasoline and Dry Cells for sale.
Agent for the Olds Gasoline Engines and Automobiles
. Guns and Bicycles For Rent. First-class Repair Shop.
M. M. LONG,
Ind. Phone 126, Residence 324. '
CORVALLIS, - OREGON.
J. F. TYLER.
Take The Gazette for all the
Yoar cough is only in the throat and
does Dot trouble you now, don't think
that it needs no attention. When it has
not had mach of a start is the
time to eck it. The slightest congb
easily lead to pneumonia, bronchitis,
and ccnamnption. ' A bottle of Ballard's
Horeboauu Syrup will care that congb.
The price r-i-ta it within reach of alL
Sold by G-auam & Wortham.
And Dandruff Eradlcator
1 raw lart Kegisnru. i
Price, - Fifty Cents
The Vegetable Compound Company
Corvallis, Oregon 9tf
NEW LINE OF GO-CARTS.
We Fix Everything
Trial Solicited. Work Guaranteed.
New Line of Bicycles.
Columbias and Ramblers.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought-