Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, May 01, 1906, Image 1

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NO. 3T
Corvaijlis, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, May 1. 1906.
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According to The St. Louis Globe.
Democrat Fear is Groundless.
Our planet has been swing
ing on its orderly course for un
told ages and, judging the fu
ture from the past, will continue
on its way unharmed in general
through vast stretches of the fu
ture. Alarmists are fond of
picturing a final catastrophe for
all mankind, and fake prophets
play upon superstitious fears, but
the earth circles onward in its
orbit with but a little scar here
and there from earthquakes, vol
canic eruptions, flood, storms,
tidal waves, subsidence, aval merit
and fire. Time and -tm the
end of the world has been pre
figured by those claiming to have
special knowledge on the sub
ject, and sets have been formed
t get ready for the event, but
it was the credulous organiza
tions, not the earth, that passed
away. Millions drew a breath
of relief when the ioooth year of
the : Christian era quietly added
its notch to the chronology of
the past. Mother Shipfon's tore
cast was wrecked by a definite
date, rounding out the fact that
there was no such pepson. It
seemed in London when the
great fire and the plague came
together that the period had ar
rived for mundane things to stop,
but visitors to day to the mighty
city on the Thames find that the
years of piled-up catastrophes
left no lasting mark on the
world's greatest center of popula
tion, nor stayed its progress.
A frequent remark is that
minkind dwell oa a thin crust
encircling a molten mas, and
that the journey or life is prac
tically on a fire ball encasrd in
a fragile shell that has cooled,
and that, as it cools further, con
tracts with earthquake shocks.
Much virtue in rhetoric, if the
purpose is to elevate the hair and
induce cold thrills and goosefiesh.
The internal fire of the earth is
an interferance and, in any large
sense historically harmless if
true. Persons who worry over
cosmic problems might also
keep awake of nights over
the palpable truth that the
earth moves through space with
out any visible means of support.
Oa the danet are the plain
marks of epochs of ideas as well as
of intense heat. Scientists agree
that glacial ages will come
again, but geology teaches that
they are gradual and of limited
extent geographically. Pos
sibly it is true that an Atlautis
was submerged. A new sea is
forming in the southwestern
desert region of the United
Slates. Salt lake, the stranded
remnant of the ocean left in the
Rockies, is gradually drying up.
These changes, like wthers on
the earth, are slow and scarcely
have a perceptible effect on the
fortunes or prospects ot humanity.
Instead of indulging in vast
imaginative fancies about what
may happen to the planet as a
whole, the people ot the United
States especially can occupy
their time to better advantage
by building their cities on more
rational plans, of more enduring
materials and with space to limit
conflagrations of a sweeping
nature. An annual fire loss of
nearly $200,000,000 is now on
the average in this country,
which is many times more than
the ratio of destruction trom the
same cause in Kurope. Our
business blocks are more loftv
and architecturally elaborate
than those in the o'd world, and
it may be that undue risk is
taken in this respect. The
almost complete destruction of
San Francisco was due to fire,
not to the eathquake. The city
will now have an opportu
nity to study thoroughly the
leading features and opportu
nities of its site and near surroundings.-
Oa the old sandy
level in the midst of the. bay it
most unquestionably , take the
continuous risk of earthquakes.
Its commerce will be conducted
there, but its residence at least
can seek a firmer ground, and be
provided with the European safe
guards from fire.
Foreign Trade Three Billions.
The Treasury bulletin of im
ports and exports for February,
corrected to March 13, shows
that the foreign trade of the Unit
ed States is now on a basis of
three billion dollars a vear.
For the eight months of the
fiscal year the imports were $799,
926,525, and the exports, $1,198,
346,309. For the twelve months
ending with February the im
ports were $1,188,440,670, the
exports $1,708,847,167. Com
parisons of the exports in recent
years is astonishing. Only a
short while ago the country was
marveling at the enormous gains
made in 1900, 1901, 1902,1903
and 1904 over the dreadful years
of the second Cleveland adminis
tration; yet the high totals of
thbse years are exceeded for the
twelve months just closed by
hundreds of millions.
In the period between 1892,
the year of Mr. Cleveland's elec
tion to smash the tariff, and 1897,
the vear when McKinly became
president, there was no time
when the exports of, the fiscal
year surpassed $870,000,000, and
for the fiscal twelve months of
1895 they were only $793,392,
599. In 1897 they crossed the
oae billion mark, and since the
restoration of prosperity with the
return to the American tariff
svstem they have climbed until
they . are now approaching the
two billion mark In 1896 the
total imports and exports of this
country pu"t together were only
$1,539,000,000, as against the
exports alne for the twelve
months just closed of $1,700,-
000,000,' and the combined totaH
for both imports and exports of
about three billions. New York
Early Settlers.
J. C. Wood, who is now 75
years of age and who is a very
hale and hearty man for his
years, has written us of the emi
grant train with which be crossed
the plains to Oregon. The train
started on its Jong journey from
Iowa in 1853 and Mr. Wood
gives the following list of those
who braved the hardships and
dangers of the trip and was of
his party:
Jacob Henkle the oldest man
ot the party, bis wife, 4 sons and
two daughters; J. B. Henkle,
wife, two sons and 2 daughters;
accompanying the latter : were
three of his wile's cousins,
Thomas, Benjamin and Mark
Conger, also a nephew, John
There were Jacob Henkle,
wife and three daughters; A.J.
Henkle and wife; William Hen
kle, wife and daughter. The
men accompanying the latter
weie McLain, Skipton, William
Junk, John Ball and Peter Ar
nold. Then came D. King,
wife, 3 girls and ooe boy, ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs
Nelson. Clement Barker, 4
daughters and two sons, accom
panied by Frank Hill and J. C.
Wood, cast their lot with the
others. M. H Walker, wife, 2
sons and 2 daughters, were ac
companied by Frank Parker and
L. Barnard. Next comes Joha
McCormick, wife, 3 boys and 1
girl, and Nelson Hughs; Jesse
Wood, wife, 4 boys and 5 girls
accompanied by Fred Castell and
son John, Alt Riddle, also Jacob
Barker and wife and J. C. Wood
and wife.
Mrs. J. &Iasea has received a letter
from Misa Or Look giviug full particu
lars of ber father, Mr. S. H. Look's death
The brick building he was in, ia Santa
Rosa, fell about him. He was struck on
the temple. This occurred oa Wedaes-
snoraiag and his body was not recovered
until Thursday noon. Hishkods were
clasped in the xaasonic signal of distress.
Holy Rollers College Closed
Chance for Youngsters.
Over the Way.
Friday, Frank Hurt and wife
and two other women ot holy
roller fame ' arrived over from
Corvallis. ' Saturday " evening
they were joined by the notor
ious Creffiield and : his wife.
They went over to South beach
the same evening and it is re
ported that they have since gone
down the coast to Ten Mile
Creek a point below the Yachatts
in Lane county.
Creffleld was followed to this
city by , a Mr. Hartley, who ac
cused him of . inticing his.
(Hartley) wife 1 and daughter
away from him, and bringing
them over here. Hartley tried
to get out a warrant for Creffield's
arrest Saturday night but was
seemingly - unable to swear pos
itively to a ' complaint therefore
no warrant was issued. Later
it is reported that he purchased a
pistol and went, gunning for
Creffleld finding him just as he
was leaving for South beach and
snapped his gun at him five
times. It appears that the
pistol was a center fire weapon,
and that it was loaded with rim
fire cartridges which accounts
for their, failure to explode.
Monday morning Hartley se
cured a rifle and started down
the coast on the holy rollers'
trail with the avowed intention
of shooting Creffield.
It is said that the holy rollers
are going to start a colony at
Ten Mile Creek. Yaquina Bay
Mr. Hartley, wife and daughter,
rrived in this city yesterday on
the by train.
A Cha;ce for Youngsters.
The Portland Ad Men's Lea
gue and representatives of all
commercial organizations, in
cluding the Oregon Development
eague, desire practical, short
essays upon industries ot Oregon
from the school children of every
county. In order to induce
school boys and girls to reveal
what general knowledge of a
practical value they have con-
cerniHg the county in. wnicn
they reside, the committee is of
fering inducements in the iorm
of cash. The rules ot the contest
are wide open. The contest will
close Mav 26. iqo6, at which
time every competing essay must
be in the hands ot the secretary.
The state superintendent of pub
ic instruction, J. H. Ackerman,
has given his hearty endorsement
to the educational value of the
move. Successful essays are to
be published. The prizes are:
Ten dollars in gold for the best
essay under the title, "Benefits
Derived from Patronizing Home
Industries," limit of article 600
words. Five dollars will be paid
for the best 500-word essay upon
'Commodities of Oregon. Two
prizes of $2.50 each, five silver
watches and 31 cash prizes of a
dollar each, for the next best es
says from all counties on the
topic, "Manufacturing Facilities
ofOur County." The move
ment is in connection with the
exhibit of Oregon manufacturers
to take place in Portland the
week of May 19th to 26th.
Closed for the Year.
Prof. I. E. Richardson, pres
ident of Corvallis Business College,
held the closing exercises of this
school year in this city Friday
evening with an impromptu lite-
ary and musical program, fol
lowed by a banquet. The Cor
vallis students were all in atten
dance, as well as a lew loca
friends . There was some 1 5 or 1 6
students from the Albany Bust
ness College here on a visit.
-". Prof. Richardson and Miss
Emma Yoder, principal ot the
Corvallis Business College, both
assure us that the school year
here was in every wiy nutcesslu
and the prospects are bright to
next year. Miss Yoder departe
for her home near Albany, Sun
day evening. 5 She is an "estim
able young lady - and, has madi
many friends in Corvallis during
her residence here. Those" whc
attended the closing exercises
From Albany Kittv Lira bet'.
Jesse Hyde, Ethel DeLaveey,
Gladys Butler; Harhn Talben.
Vesta Conn, Pearl La Porte,
F. Bossert, Aldea Sears, Jot
Rickey, Grace Swann ad Prof.
From Corvallis Phoebe Lam-
berson, Bessie Caldwell, Mr. Ole
m an , Grace Lowell," Mary De 1 -more,
Roy Yates,' ; Vance Taylor,
Don Calvert, Thad Blackledge,
Nora Xhompson, 'Alda Metcali,
Nora Witham, Messrs', Lowell,
Williams, Ireiand,': ' Hugh 1 Mc-
Fadden and Miss Caldwell and
Principal, Miss YoderV
Five students in ' shorthand
wrote two letters at tne rate 01
258 words a minute.
Car Started Saturday.
What is known as the "Farm
ers'. Car" for the relief ot the des
titute of stricken San Francisco
started from Corvallis - Saturday
evening. Through the courtesy
ot John Goins, who is a carrier on
R. F D. No. 4, out of Albany
and - through Northern Benton,
toe committee learned tnat tne
people of that section desired to
contribute liberally and an ar
rangement was made for Mr.
Goins to co-operate with the com
mittee in gathering up the vari
ous items donated.
Farther down the ' list will be
found the contributions of the
people of Wells and Granger.
Those under the head wf Granger
were contributed by the residents
of Fairmoimt precinct. They
all did famously, lut'on account
of not having the names of the
doners we ate onlv able to list
what the people of Wells and
Fairmount gave. The list fol
A. D. Hines, cash- 5G
Pain Douele, " 10 GO
Mrs M. A. Carter, cash 5 00
V. A. Carter, cash 5 00
J. H. Simpson, cash. 15 00
Geo. At mstroDg, cash 5 00
W. H. Averell, 200 lb-, flour 4 40
P M. Z e-olf. 100 IN flour 2 20
Mis. C. E. Ireland, do liiiu 5 00
W. ri. M. Bee, flour 7 GO
Henry Darin, oratoes 15 00
S. E. Beall, flour 1 10
VV. S. Locke, potatoes... 1 50
G. G. Newton, potatoes an4 bacon 3 00
G. V. Cooper, " ba-pn A. egjrs 5 25
Gin. Jjinilerjuan, potatoes.. 2 2o
Mr Ada. Elliott, pivato-rH -25
Chan. Boh an uon, oats and eggs... 6 40
Mrs. DaUba. t ed clothing 5 00
Hector Bros 5 00
Miles Starr 5 00
Janet Smith .. 1 CO'
S. Whitesid s, potatoes 4 50
David Whaley, potatoes 3 75
G. F. Rice, potatoes 1 50
J. F . Wannley, hay, 1085 lb-
B. W. Harris, hay, 1300 lbs
T. W. B. Smith, produce 1125
S. B. Baine, 611. bacon, case eg:8
Fred Davis potatoes, 12 50
Mrs. Ida Kickard, bacon 2 40
Peter Gellatly lard and bacon... 4 00
A. E.Bell. hay... 150
C. L. Cole, dried fruit 7 lbs 1 00
G. S. aarrett, bacon 4 00
A. Hodes, bacon and egee 5 00
Frnit 3 jars 1 50
Soap 1 box 1 00
Bacon 97 lbs 13 50
Flour 6 eks 0 60
Bacon 68 lbs 11' 00
Potatoes 2 sks 1 o
Potatoes 11 sks 8 2
Wheat 3 sks 5 w.
Flour 3 eks 3 3
Towels 1 doz 2
Beans 1 pk 2 6
Mens nndirware 1 box
Clothing 2 lxlls
Bat o i 1001b? 13 5f
Fiour 6 t.ks 6 6. j
rtaioes 3 sks 2 2h
Fiour 5 sks 5 50
Bacon 100 lb 13 00
Fiour 13bk-.. 14 30
Clothing 1 Mi
LaJie bats '.
Potato $) fk.. - 1425
Oats n 6 00
Ba-on 127 19 00
Jrd, 1 bn-ke.:....... 1 00
' Bfccon 40 loa 6 00
1 ' " -n-mt
worA hurt you, if you intend to buy, and
get the points of me.
you get at my jewelry establishment is of
genuine value. Convince yourself by
looking over that lot of new" 1906 scarf
pins just .received. I have them "fruity,"
and of "simple elegance." Price in each
instance is extremely low.
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - - - Corvallia
Hollenberg & Cady's Furniture Store
; discloses the fact that their stock is
very complete all goods being of
j latest style and best manufacture.
! Among the things tastily displayed
are Art Squares and Rugs, We
have some very choice patterns in
Ingrain, Shiraz, Brussells and Ax
minister.' You will surely miss
something nice if you fail to look
i -.
1 them over. A
i line of Granite and Tinware. We
j guarantee prices as low as -any
; house in the Valley.
A Specialty
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.!
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-ball Goods, Bic3'cles 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.
Ind. Phone 126 Residenca 324
O. C. Hlotnd.
Patronize Home industry
Outmldo Order Solicited.
All Work Guaranteed.
If Yott Don't
Succeed the first time use Herbine
( you will get instant relief. The
i. itest liver regulator. A positive
' 1 -1 or Consumption, Dyspepsia, Malaria,
Ch lis and all liver complaints. Mr.
C . of Emory, Texas, writes: "My
"My wife has been using Herbine for
herself and , children tor fiye years.
It is a rare c-e for Consumption and
Malaria fever which is substantiated by
what it bag. xline for my family.'
Sold br Graham A Wortbam.
Hair Invigorate;
And Dandruff Eradlcator
4 isvr- T"r
ft. rkr" ftftow '
7i e
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Trite Cut Regiihrul.
Price, - Fifty Cents
Manufactured by '
The Vegetable Compound Company
Corvallis, ' Creseng f
new and. complete ....,'
Oft as. Blalraslee.
Tor Infants and Cbildreru.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the
Signature of