T CORVALLIS GAZETTE "PuV.ished Tuesdays and Fridays by Gazette I'i-eiishing Company. subscription pri-e of the Gazette iralyea.-s Ims --on. and ern.V'ia Muum, or 25 pe r cent, di-vmr.! if :i advance. Tiiis pa:er will be .tC until all ant-aree are pai !. to $2 pi CO PECULIAR DECISION. Net long ago the parents of a baby in New York died and the little child was given to the sis ter of the deceased mother, who, of course, was the aunt of the in mt. She proved a good mother to the lictle charge and was of good character, but in course of time she married a niLn of religious faith different to what she 'had been raised, also at variance with religion of the deceased paients of the charge to which she was minis tering. Tiie grandparents of the orphan went into court and were awarded the custody of their grandchild. What hocus-pocus the judge based his decision on is a .oystery. It seemed to be the Idea of His Honor that a child whose parents are dead mus-t be brought up in the faith which they professed while liv ing. Strange decision, to say the least. Had the judge any assurance that had the parents lived they would not have changed their religion? Does he hold that there is only one road that leads to realms of eternal bliss? and does he opine in secret that the one in which he assisted this little waif to be reared is that one? One can almost fancy such a judge going so far as to de lare that the faith a child is born to it shall follow; until it outgrows a guardian. A little farther along on such an argu ment and it is doubtful if parents would have a right to the posses sion of their own children if they changed their faith after the ap pearance of their progeny. , To make the whole proposition, from first to last, absurd, we will presume that if a father dies and later his widow marries another man of a different re ligion some power should step in and take the mother's children from her. We all respect a wholesome and rational religion. It is a good thing, but when nonsensi cal it is deplorable and none re gret the follies perpetrated in the name of religion more than a sincerely devout and broad minded person. These ultra nonsensical acts do more to breed infidelity and skepticism than anything else. They excite liberal-minded people with con tempt. If there be but one pathway to the "better land," through the portals of what church does it run ? Who can say his church and his religion is the only means of salvation? What then becomes of the millions belong ing to other denominations who are striving to live honorable and upright lives? What becomes of the untold millions of people who died before this particular church was dreamt of? Let each and all choose that religion which af fords possessor the greatest solace, and cling to it with all the sincerity of your natures, but be rational, as you are sin cere, and d ,i r.o: assail the digni ty o." ; .Y.urjeit' or church by coun tenancing follies which spring from insincere, hypocritical or irrational minds. Suit to Recover Property. C. M. Viaito ot Corvallis, yes terday afternoon brought suit in the circuit cour -f,ai""-? Sheriff D. S. Smith, lor ? -v ; rv ot sewt.il boTt-cs and ' ,.v.-r.-.-nal property valued at 745 and for $250 .-pecia.1 damages. The complaint alleges that Mr. Smith, on August 20. last, seized property mentioned and refuses to give up the same though the plaintifl has made demand for it. Tbe horses were taken UBder at tachment ten days -go in the suit of W. B. McCormick against Oscar Dilley. Saeriff Smith found the property in the hands 01 Mr. Dilley and under attach ment proceedings seiz-d them as tlu y were considered the pro perty of Mr. Dilley. Mr. Vidito claims ownership and the pies ent suit against the sheriff is the result. E. R. Bryson, of Corvallis, and Weatherford & Wyatt of this citv are attorneys for tbe plain liff. Friday's Albany Herald. SOFT-SNAP MEN. Plenty of Work But no Response From This Class, In an editorial the Oregonian sizes up the situation" in regard to tbe loafers that are found in Corvallis and in every other town these days, when help has never been in such demand as now. The man who loafs while the summer days slip by is the man who asks for credit and gets it not when the winter rain is upon the land, and whose family suf fers for want of decent food and comfortable raiment. The edi torial says: One of the marvels of a busy season, with its demand for labor in every line, is the number of men who stretch their listless length day after day on the grass of the park blocks or doze on the park benches over the sport ing columns of the daily papers. True, the grass is cool and the shade inviting at present; but it does not require a very lively imagination to picture these same grounds in the winter, when Nature is taking her annual rest and does not invite the Summer lounger to share it with her. The call to labor is resounding throughout the land. No able bodied man is now idle except from choice; the wages offered everywhere and in every voca tion are living wages, with some thing to spare for the rainy day that two months hence will re peat itself more or less contin uously throughout the Pacific Northwest until Spring. It is not work, however, that the idler wants. He would even scorn "employment" unless it came to him with the "soft- snap" guarantee. And it may be as well to say, though the statement may shatter the lan guid hopes of the soft-snap man, that this guarantee does not ac company the demand for labor that is heard on every band. Employers weie never more will ing than now to concede the truth of the assertion, "The labor er is worthv of his hire," nor were they ever less ready than now to paittr with men who work uv.dcr compulsion and perforin as little actual service for the stipulated .vaye as is possible. There is work in the harvest fields, but the soft-snap man does not and need not turn his steps that way; soon there will be work for hundreds of hands in the hop yards, but if the soft snap man winds his way thither looking for a job that will be simply an outing with wages as an attraction, he will soon dis cover that hoppickiug does not fill the measure of his desire. Later there will be prunes to pick and potatoes to dig, in either of whfch occupations a willing, industrious man can make wages; but the soft-snap man will not bend his back to such lowly tasks. Dairymen need help, but their need is not met by the soft snap man. The sawmills were never so driven with orders as now, and never before was help that deserved the name more sure than now of a place in the lumber industry, at good wages. But the soft snap dots not lurk in and about milliards. Even in the, so-called lighter vocations the demand for labor has no soft-snap guaraniee. C'erks are wanted m department stores for use, not for ornament; shipping clerks find 110 soft-snap behind the enormous piles of goods waiting to hi shipped, and even the office boy lias need of legs upon which 1 ear him about on pressing errands, ard of a cheerful voie in which to re spond to the insistent business call of the telephone. In brief, there is work to do in every de pat'mcntof labor, business and; trade. But there are no soft snaps awaiting the listless ap proach ot the park idler, the street corner lounger, the bum mer at the Men's Resort or the lodger in the Salvation Army barracks. And if ever there was a time for the edict, "Those who will not work must not eat," which was the basis of industrial discipline in the large families of a past generation, that time is at hand. HADE FROH NATIVE ROOTS. SAFE AND RELIABLE. That the roots of many native plants, growing wild in our American forests, possess remarkable properties for the cure of human maladies is well proven. Even the untutored Indian had learned the curative value of some of these and taught the early settlers their uses. The Indian never liked work so he wanted his squaw to get well as soon as possible that she might do the work and let him hunt. Therefore, he dug " papoose root1" for her, for that was their great remedy for fe male weaknesses. Dr. Pierce uses the same root called Blue Cohosh in his Favorite Prescription," skillfully com bined with other agents that make it more effective than any other medicine in curing all the various weaknesses and painful derangements peculiar to women. Many afflicted women have been saved from the operating table and the sur- ? eon's knife by the timely use of Doctor 'ierce's Favorite Prescription. Tender ness over the lower pelvic region, with backache, spells of dizziness, faintness. bearing down pains or distress should not go unheeded. A course of "Favorite Pre scription" will work marvelous benefit in all such cases, and generally effect a permanent cure if persisted in for a rea sonable length of time. The "Favorite Prescription " is a harmless agent, being wholly prepared from native medicinal roots, without a drop of alcohol in its make up, whereas all other medicines, put up for sale through druggists for woman's peculiar ailments, contain large quantities of spirituous liquors, which are very harmful, especially to delicate women. "Favorite Prescription" con tains neither alcohol nor harmful habjt forming drugs. All its ingredients are printed on each bottle wrapper. It is a powerful invigorating tonic, imparting health and strength in particular to the organs distinctly feminine. For weak and sickly women, who are "worn-out," or debilitated, especially for women who work in store, ofiice, or school-room, who sit at the typewriter or sewing machine, or bear heavy household burdens, and for nursing mothers, Dr. Pierce':; Favorite Prescription will prove a priceless benelit because of its health - restoring and strength-giving power. For constipation, the true, scientific cure is Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellet Mild, harmless, yet sure. A Wise Merchant ALWAYS USES THE BEST STATIONERY Up-to-Date IS NECESSARY FOR A DESIRED EFFECT The Gazette . Is the only office in . OanvaHJs that can deliver the goods We Can Show You Notice to Consumers of City Water. Water rent will be due and payable in advance at the office of the City Water Works on the first day of each month, and if not paid within the first ten days, the water will be shut off until payment is made of the amouut due, and fifty eents in addition for the expense of turn ing water eff and on. Office of Cif.i' Water Works 19 located on the lower floor of the city hall. Oifice will be open during the first ten dajs of the month from 8 a. in. until 12 m. and from 3 p. m. until 6 p. m. First Satur day evening in each month from 7 p. m. until 9 :33 p. m. By order of Water Commissioners. B. F. Burnett, Superintendent. Independent phone 138. 71tf General Robert E. Lee. Was the greatest General the world has ever known. Bsllaid's Sno-v L:ni ment is the iiieatPst Liniment. Oni.-!r v cures all pains. It is within the reach of ll m T T TV - t -r . an. x. xi. i-oiuier, itempstead, lexis, writes: "This is to certify that Bal lard's Snow Liniment has been used in my household for years and has been found to be an excellent r.mimon t fnr Rheumatic pains. I am never without it." Sold by Graham & Wortham. ' Well Worth Trying. W. H. Brown. fh - - - J .-w f'ufruK.ka IVUItUll attornev. of Pittstield. Vt.. to a pension .the best thing to get is Dr. iyingg wew ine nils.' -He writes, "thev keen mv family in nnlonHirl health." Quick cure for Headache. Obnstinaf inn and . Rilinnonwio on Guaranteed at.AUen Woodward' drug V.J Printing Many of the new Fall Dress Goods are here ready for your approval; the choicest collection of foreign and domestic ma terials we have ever shown. The rich, new plaids, the handsome suitings and the im mense variety of plain weaves all go toward making an assort ment which even at this early date is very complete. Many of these goods are made to our direct order by the best mills of France and America. Therefore, we are able to offer,; you exclusive styles, bought under the most favorable circumstances, at prices which cannot be duplicated elsewhere. We make a Specialty of the Celebrated . . . BROADHEAD DRESS GOODS . . . Shadow Check Plaids Where the prevailing ;color is navy, green, red or gray. These are very pronounced styles and decidedly stylish for separate skirts. The yard $1.22, 150, and 1.75 English Griffonette Absolutely waterproof, sponged and shrunk. $2.50 per yard Gray Suitings Splendid assortment of gray suitings, in which a thread of color is wover, forming checks and breken plaids. Great values at The yard 85c, $1.00, 1.25,1.50 Broadcloths Our own importation of French broadcloth, embraces all thefashionable colors for evening and street wear. Sponged and shrunk. $1.50, 2.25 per yard Navy Blue Serges Promise to become a fad during the coming season. We have some spier did values in the imperial serges. Other colors are brown, green, wiae and cardinal. The yard 60c to $1.75 Popular Price Suitings Plaids, tailor suitings, mixtures, checks, all-wool batistes, eerges, alba tross in every wanted color. The yard 50c Panamas Are as popular as ever. t We are ehowing several' grades in which navy, brown, green, red, gray and reseda are the leading colors : 48-in. to54-in. wide. The yard 85c, $1.00, 1.25 and 150 The New Black Dress Goods Are irrisistible. Many entirely new weaves are here. Marquisette, silk voiles, wire voiles, chiff jn cloths, miuoqua, poplin, worsteds, novelties in silk and wool. Prices Always the Lowest $JJi TO &M ;i If you have 125 loads of manure to sprend and g or have a 25 acre meadow we will tell you how you can increase the value of your crop this year 3 trom $4.00 to fS.OO per acre or more than enough to pay for a spreader. We issue- a 43-pase bock entitled Practical Experience With Barnyard Manures," which explains the whole situation. Our Plan is not a theory. It is an actual fact, backed up by actual experiments extending over a period of 18 years. To give you an idea of what merits made with various crops where 5 loads of manure were spread per acre by the old method, and 5 loads by the new method, on corn ground. The latter shows a gain of $4.83 per acre. On another field and in another state, it shows a gain of $5.60 per acre, and os a clover and timothy rAeadow, a gain of S8.00 per acre. This Bock will be sent free to anyone writing us. It is worth S100.00 to yon, but it won't cost yon a cent. If it doesn't do you any good, it won't do you zz.y herm. Write us noi7 aad let as mail it to you. It is brimming full of valuable information. i mm mwi IwMf wmM rn Siaili IS Spreads all kinds of manure, straw stack bot toms andcommercial fertilizer regardless of their condition. Spreads as muck sV; a. day as 15 men can by hand. Spreads the la ces; load in 2 to 4 i.iinutes. Makes tbe same amount of manure go ;,iree times as f:.r and produce better results; roakes all manure line and immediately avail ab!e for plant life. Non-DuncHr.bie Rake forms a hopper, holds r 'l hard chunks in contact wi;h beater until vhoroughly pulverized. Endless Apron is one continuous apron, (not a 4 apron) therefore always ready to toad. You don't have to drive a certain distance to pull it back into position r'ter each load or wind it back by hand ; it ii a great advantage in making long .'.a-uls. There i no Gearing about our Endless Apron to break and cause trouble, it is always up out of the way of obstructions es it does not estend below axle. Spreads ez-enly from start to finish and cleans out perfectly clean. Hood and End Gate keeps manure away from beater while loading ; prevents choking of beat er and throwing out a bunch when starting and acts as wind shield when spreading. It has a graduating lever andean be regulated while in motion to spread thick or thin, 3 to 25 loads per acre. Liht Draft because the load is nearly equally Write just these words on a postal card or in a letter "Send ms your book 'Practice! Ex perience with Barnyard Manures' and catalogue No.! 7 758 " They will be mailed to you free. Do it now before you haul your manure or prepare for any crop. Q Smith faanisfaci oi-ing 0oa? 182 Harspsscn St? Olilosgs Sitrvic l" Death. Because her :oiu :ch go we&kened bv useless rfrnj; ; -jt that she could not eat, Mrs. Mary li. 'alters, of Sr. Clair St., Columbus. Ohio , was literally starviar tn !e;Uh. She writes: '"My stomach was so weak from useless drugs that I could no: eat, and my nerves so wrecked thit I could not sleep: and not before I was jziven np to die was I in duced to try Electric Bitters; with the wonderfal result that improvement be gan at once, and a complete cure follow ed. J' Best health tonic on earth. 50c. Guaranteed by Allen & Woodward, drug gists. Subscribe fcr the Gazette. t- BMU PER MRE. That's what a Spreader will do if used as it should be. you are coins to olant 25 acres cf corn or wheat. this booU contains, we show results of experi- w 41 A m balanced on front and rear asles. The team 5s as near the load as it can work. Front and rear axles are the sums length and wheels track; beater shaft runs in ball and socket bearings, therefore no friction. Beater is 23 inches in di ameter, seat turns over wiiea loadicg. Machine turns in its own length. Simplicity. There are only two levers cn our machine. One which raises the hood, loc'.:3 it and throws the machine in ear at the same t'.rne. It can then be thrcwa in and out of gear without lowering the hood. One lever which cijanir-'S feed to spread thick or thin, making it so simple that a boy who can drive a team caa hznihj ;:. Strength and Drthiiity ia one of the siw important piurs to be conid'ar -n ? ' ; sprc;-;.;er. The Gr i:t lVcsi-:r.i a ;:.-j;. durable ivheel. Extra stro'Tfr anct r-'" . heavy steel tires. Strong, well braced bos v 1 :i heavy oak sill. Oak tov.piie. hLUjry double r r r malleable castings, gears ar. i strocfats all ! on. Galvanized hoed. Every part is made extra strong, regardless of cu-t. is made for the m i -1 who wants the best, made in four sizes, 33, 50, JO and 1 00 bushel catacity. Guarantee Should any part break, wear ovt cr get out of order withi" one year we replace free cf charge. Send for free catalog, showing !r.i?s; improvements. I tells how to apply manure to secure bst results. If It's a Reputation. You are after, Wiii-e's Cream Vermi fuge bas a world wide reputation as the best of al! worm des rovers, and for its toni - influence on weak and unthrifty 'children. It improves their digestion, aids assimilation of their food, strength ens I heir nfrvous system and restores then, to health and vigor natural to a child. If you want a healthy, han.iy chiiri net a bottle of White's Cream Ver mifn re. Sold by Graham & Wortham. "To Cure a Felon." Savs Sam Kendall, of Pbillipburg, Kan., "just cover it over with Bucklen's Arnica Salve and the Salve will do tbe rest." Quick es- cure for Burns, Bohs Sore. Scalds, Wounds, Piles, Eczema. Salt Rheum, Chapped Hands, Sore Feet awl - rp Eyes. Only 2oo at Allen & TVoouiii, i-ggii. ' UiiaianteecT. CLASSIFIED ADVERTiSLMENTS CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS : Fifteen worda or less, 25 cts for three mccessive insertions, or 50 eta per month; for all np to and including ten additional words, cent a word for each insertion.. For all advertisements over 25 words, 1 ct per word for the first insertion, and ct per word for each additional inser tion. Nothing inserted for less than 25 cents. Lodge, society and church notices, other than strictly news matter, will be charged tor. FOR SALE PIA.NO FOR SALE OR RENT. IN- quire of George Campbell, Oorvalus. Phone 466. 73tf I OFFER FOR SALE MY ENTIRE outfit and business consisting of 200 fowls, three incubators, one bone grinder, one grit grinder, one clover cutter. Cheap if taken soon. K. F. D. 3. Ind. phone 3. S. H. Moore, Corvallis, Ore. 70tf THREE-PIECE MAHOGANY MARI ble top bedroom suite. Two-burner oil stove. Box heating stove. 6Jt( S. L. Kline, residence. HOMES FOR SALE. WILL SELL LOTS IN CORVALLIS, Oregon, on instalment plan and as sist purchasers to build Iiou.es on them if tiesired. Address First National Bank, Corvallis, Or. WILL SriLL MY LOTb IN NErtPORT, Or., for spot cash, balance instal ment, and help parties to build homes thereon, i: desired. Address M. S. Woodcock, Corvailis, Or. Veterinary Surgeon DK. E. E. JACKSON, VETERINARY surgeon and dentist. Residence 1220 Fourth street. Phone 389. Office 1011 Main Btieet, phone 204. Give him a call. PHYSICIANS B. A. OATHEY, M. D., PHYSICIAN and Surgeon. Kooms 14, Bank Build ing. Office Hours : 10 to 12 a. m , 2 to (p.m. Residence: cor. 5th and Ad ams Sts. Telephone at ofiice and res idence. Corvallis, Oregon. House Decorating. FOR PAUSTING AND PAPERING SEE W. E. Paul, Ind. 488. ltf MARBLE SHOP. MAKbLK AND GRANITE MONU iiietitn; curbing made to order; clean ing and reparing done neatly: save nent's commission. Shop North Alain St., Frank Vaiiijoot-en, Prop, 92tt ATTORNEYS J. F. YATES, ATTORNE Y-AT-LAW. Oliice up stairs in Zierolf Bxii'dinc. Only tet of abstracts in iji-iuoij Coui.iy E. R. BUY SON ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Post Office Building, Corval iiB, Oregon. WANTED WANTED f.(!0 SUBSCRIBERS TO TEE Gazette snu Wetkiy Gregorian at $2.55 per year. WANTED FIbTY CARLOADS OF oats and vh(at; will ship from Lear est K. R statior. Sacks furnithed; those not used returned free. I handle every kind ot larm sped that will grow. Get others' prices, then yet mine. Yours for business, L. L. Brooks. 08tf 'BANKING. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF Corvallis, Oregon, transacts ,a general conservative banking busdmss. Loans money cn approed security. Dralts bought fend told and money transferred to the principal cities of the United States, Europe and foreign countries. Reduced Rates. Offered for the East by the S. P. Comoany. Corvallis to Chicago and re turn, $73.95; St. Louie, $69. 95 ; Milwau kee, $72.15; St, Paul and Minneapolis, 162.45; Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Omaha, St, Joseph, Atch::son, Leaven worth and Kansas City, $02.45. Sale dates: June 4, 6, 7, 23 and 25 ; July 2 and 3; August 7, 8 and 9; Sep tember 8 and 10. Limit going, lo days; return limit, 9o days, but not after October 31. 42tf The Breath of Liie. ' Its a sienficant fact that the strongest animal of its size, the gorilla, also has the largest lungs. Powerful lungs means powerful creatures. How to keep the breathing organs right should be man's cbiefest study. Like thousands of others Mrs. O. A. Stephens, of Port Williams, Ohio, has learned how to do this. She writes: "Three bottles of Dr. Kings New Discovery stopped my cough of two years and cured me of what my friends thought was consumption. O, it's grand' for throat and lung troubles.'' Guar an teed by Allen & Vodward drugeista. .. Pike 50c and fl.OO Tiial bottlt free. .